Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Over at Linen Closet Quilts
Dawn is having a free BOM. Here's the first one:

I used the back basting method for the
needle turn applique which is the
technique I like the best.

For some reason my camera didn't pick
up the colors - beige background and
a med. blue print.
I can't wait to see what Dawn has for
the second block.
We're only to use fabric from our stash.
That's good news for me. I might do this
one over again. We'll see...

Back-Basting Tutorial by Sentimental Stitches.

Today there was a meeting of our
local Quilt History Study Group.
What great heirlooms were brought
in! But my favorite was one that
Trish from
Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum
in: (permission granted)

***I have made a correction here to what I
previously wrote. ****
This quilt is from Lancaster County c. 1860,
from a member of the Keller/Brubaker family,
the quilter is unknown.
There is a similar quilt that was made by
a neighbor, Fanny S. Bucher, 1860 (we did not
see this quilt yesterday)

Here are a few more close ups:

I'm amazed at that tiny flying geese.

Square in a square "on point" no less!

I kept the images very large so that when
you click on them you can see the detail.

The collection will be on display next
March 2010. If you're going to be
in the Lancaster area for the AQS new
Quilt Show in downtown Lancaster-
check out the Lancaster Quilt Museum.


  1. oh my gosh what an amazing quilt
    I will go to this exhbit for sure
    I would love to see this quilt in person
    what a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Amazing! Wonder if she knew Jane Stickle?

  3. Wow...that IS an amazing quilt. I
    even like the colors.
    I watched a video on Youtube showing this basting method for hand applique and wondered how many use this method. I didn't know if it was a lot more time consuming or not. I haven't done a lot of hand applique but want to and have been researching and reading up to learn.

  4. I made some corrections to my
    previous post ladies.
    Yes, Dawn - doesn't it remind you
    of the Dear Jane quilt!
    Belinda - I've added a link for
    a tutorial.
    Whatever technique you feel most
    comfortable with is best for you.
    Personally, I find that back-basting isn't as time consuming as cutting out all of the pieces on freezer paper first. But that's just me.
    Kathie - I believe that there
    will also be a similar quilt
    displayed. I can't wait to get
    more details.

  5. Can't wait to see what the other blocks are. It is a good idea to use from the stash since we quilters usually have an over abundance of fabrics. Love the antique quilt. It reminds me a little of the Dear Jane quilt.

  6. Yes Mimi "over abundance"
    I have no where else to stash
    my fabric! Closets are full, drawers
    - full, under the bed boxes, etc.
    I asked my husband to move so that
    I'll have more space. Needless to say
    I got a dirty look. (-:

  7. Ahhh I'm a bit late, as always! I've missed you and owe you a good email. This vintage quilt is just fantastic. The BOM looks fun!! Hope you're well!


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