Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sewing with El

Well, it's been a week since I went down to San Marcos for Block Party with El.  El had gone into hospital for tests following the morning class so we had Orion teaching the new blocks--he was very funny!  Now that her surgery is over and was successful I feel a bit better about posting my 'homework' from last week.  I've been so worried.

  She has been doing 'Quilts from El's Attic' which has mostly been 30s quilts but this month included Goose on the Pond and she had one quilt from the turn of the last Century and there was a 19th Century conversational print in a couple of blocks--too cool!  You don't get to see these very often as they were primarily used for childrens' clothing and items.  I may have to use some of my conversationals in my September quilt!  The 3 blocks/quilts this month were Goose in the Pond, Crow's Nest & Arrow Blocks.
August class had 3 different fans so I made a few of each style and put them together in a very modern setting, just for fun.  I used 30s conversationals for these.  Here's "30s fans meet 21st Century", I may add more fans....

2 comments:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Love it! the 30's era fabrics, especially vintage feedsacks, have always been my favorites. I call 19th century "conversationals" but I call the 1930's conversationals "novelties". Not sure why. I think that is what my childhood neighbor called them when she gave me her scraps. Anyway, that is a whole different ballgame. You have done so much research on the 19th century conversationals. Are you going to tackle the 20th century ones too? Yikes!

desertskyquilts said...

What fun that you get to go for these! I was so glad when I found out she was okay. Things wouldn't be the same without her cheerful way of teaching and tossing. =)