2014 Quilts

My version of Barbara Brackman's pattern called Checkered Past 1862.  Machine pieced and hand quilted, with Hobbs 80/20 cotton batting.  Finished size about 55x71 inches.

An old quilt remake.  I found a piece of a vintage 1930s quilt through an online auction last year.  Loved that sunny yellow background.  Two edges had the original binding attached (the light yellow backing brought to the top and stitched down).  The other two edges were cut and uneven.  I squared it up the best I could and luckily had a light yellow piece of fabric that closely matched the original binding to finish off those sides.  With a sleeve added to the back this now hangs in our living room above the entertainment center.  Finished size is about 33x35 inches.

This was a group project begun by our church's ladies group, who gathered one morning in March to string piece the square blocks for two baby quilts, destined for our church school's annual benefit auction in May.  I finished this quilt, adding the sashings and the machine quilting.    A photo of the back follows.

Vintage bow-tie quilt I found partially completed at a small local estate sale last year.  1940-1950s fabrics.  I completed the hand quilting and binding in early 2014. 

A vintage 1980s(?) Mennonite quilt top from Ohio that was machine pieced.  I chose to free-motion quilt this one on the Janome Horizon.  Free-form feathers in the 10" blue borders.  Hobbs Tuscany poly batting, Aurifil 50 wt. thread used throughout.  The backing is a gorgeous French General fabric I found on sale at our LQS.


Chrysanthemum said...

I love that you rescue quilts!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Beautiful Checkered Past 1862! Pretty quilts