I haven’t posted my progress on Antique Stars in a while. I have made quite a bit of progress on it. The blocks are all finished and assembled and the borders are almost done. I just want to put another white border around the whole thing and then it will be ready for quilting!
Archive for January, 2008
These quilts were originally one quilt pieced by a quilter in the 1970’s. The top was put into storage and forgotten about until recently. The piecer’s daughter pulled it out, decided she would like to make it a gift to her nephew’s twins, born in December, 2007, and brought it to me.
I cut the top in half and backed each with flannel, one pink and one blue. Terry Twist quilting in the blocks holds the layers together and flannel binding finishes the edges.
The icing on the cake is the matching labels which Debra stitched up for the backs.
It is so good to see this top finished up.
I’ve never been too confident with my appliqué. In fact I’ve avoided it at any cost!
Saturday was our first class and it went very well. For the first month we will be working on the turkey in the top right hand corner. Here is the progress I have made so far.
He is a handsome dude, with pinstripes and a checked vest. One of the nice things about the instructions on this pattern is that she has numbered which order the pieces need to be appliquéd. It is easy enough to figure that out but nice to have it already done!! Next I’ll be working on the wings and then the head. Last to be appliquéd is the tail.
My father-in-law did some consulting work with a company in Hawaii about 10 years ago. As a thank you, or Mahalo, they gave him this Hawaiian quilt block framed under glass.
Isn’t it beautiful?! The block is hand appliquéd and hand quilted. I believe that the block depicts breadfruit.
Look at all that tiny hand work. How were all those edges turned under so smoothly without losing the shapes? Clearly it is the work of a Master.