Sunday, June 14, 2015

Reproducing Old Things


Martha at Q is for Quilter is releasing a new Mother Goose Quiltie pattern each Sunday.  The illustrations are by Ruby Short McKim, 1920 and were originally printed in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 

I have stitched the first two Quiltie Patterns, Mother Goose (#1) and Old Woman in the Shoe (#2) on a ten inch piece of muslin in red (321) perle #8.   I'm waiting for #3 to be released today. Good thing I took a pic because I can see a few lines I missed stitching. 

I think it will make a cute baby quilt paired with a Mother Goose book. 


1718 Coverlet Progress

I prepped a lot of 4 inch blocks for my last vacation but only finished the four blocks in that center row.  I'm making the blocks all by hand in the traditional method used by the maker- mosaic patchwork.  My blocks will all be in solids fabrics. 

I've been having some problems with the next block on the top row. When I finish that middle block the bottom row will get added to the top row. 

These are a couple of my hand stitching projects for summer since I don't have air conditioning and it gets rather warm hand quilting a quilt. 

Hand stitching? 

9 comments:

Deb A said...

Those Q blocks are so cute! They will make a sweet little quilt. Your little 4 inch blocks are very neat.

Monica said...

Your progress on the 1718 coverlet is looking really good! I think I would enjoy that method of hand construction too. Enjoy your Sunday!

cajunquilter said...

Oh wow, I don't know where you are from but if it is as warm as it is here in south Louisiana I feel for you with no AC. Ours broke a few weeks ago and I thought we would cook till the AC guy could come out the next afternoon. Thankfully it needed freon and so was a quick fix.

Quilter Kathy said...

These are perfect summer time stitching projects! Such adorable redwork blocks!
Thanks for linking up!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow / Sacred Eclectic said...

I was just looking at that book in the store the other day! That's some project to tackle !

I love the Mother Goose blocks...What a sweet project!

scraphappy said...

The 1718 Coverlet sounds lime a perfect project to work on while it is too warm to hand quilt. What a fun way to construct such tiny little blocks, they look great.

audrey said...

Oh my, those blocks are looking so fun!

Donna said...

Love redwork embroidery. Looks great. I can not imagine living without air conditioning. Going to be very hot here in Nashville this week. Luckily, I will be going to San Diego on Wednesday. Highs predicted in the mid to high 70's.

CathieJ said...

I love the redwork blocks. They are timeless.