Monday, March 28, 2011

A look back...

While out visiting with my folks last week, Mom brought out a bag of quilt squares and pieces. They had belonged to and I'm assuming, started by a fellow church member who passed away several  years ago.  As you can see, Mom never got around to doing anything with them so she passed them on to me.  Maybe one day I'll get them finished into a wall hanging. Sixteen smaller blocks make up the larger block and there are already seven of them put together. There just happens to be sixteen smaller blocks ready to sew together into the larger block and while there are still pieces that can be sewn into blocks, I think I will finish large block #8 and make them into a simple wall hanging.  Each block is hand sewn. Totally!  Will I have the patience to finish this quilt with hand sewing only? Can I do this quilt justice with my own handsewing?
Also in the bag were these applique' floral blocks. There are four completed and a few that are partially stitched and the rest are just basted.  These were started back in the day before stitch witchery, jiffy fuse or the decorative zig zag stitch on the sewing machine.  A very narrow blanket stitch is used for the applique'.  Sixteen blocks in all.  The applique' may get finished by hand, but the blocks will most likely get put together on the sewing machine.
I just thought I'd share these with you...I hope you've found them as interesting as I have.


Karen said...

Beautiful blocks!!

Cathy said...

Do you know what the name of the fan block is? I would love to try making something like that. What a wonderful thing for your Mom to share with you