Friday, April 22, 2016

Play GO with Me

Here's the next board for the Play with me QAL (you have to actually make the boards to actually get the next patter, but they are great skill builders and fun to do.  See

Here's my April board:
It's a GO board (and no, I don't know how to play--guess I'll have to read the instructions and give it a try!)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Judie Rothermel's new line due 1 July 2016 Aunt Grace

Too much fun.  Judie's new line includes a 30s version of a print she did in ca. 2003--I love both version (and both colorways!):
 19th Century type

30s version in blue

30s version in pink
It will be soooo hard to wait for this one!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

A few more 19th Century goodies O

But first, did you see the wonderful conversationals in Cynthia's post on quilts from New England Quilt Museum?  Here's the link to it--check out the 4 Patch Half Square Triangle quilt!!

stole this pic from Barbara Brackman

1867, Old Pacific Print Works

1867 Old Pacific Print Works, Lawrence, MA

1884 Grafton & Co UK


1883 Grafton & Co UK

1881 (re-done in mono-tone by Laundry Basket Quilts, 2012 Paint Box line, recently re-released, 3 color ways)

1884 W. Crum & Co,

1867 American Print Works



1883 Bradshaw Hammond (there's a reprint for this too!)


late 19th Century

1888, pinecones!

1885 Pacific Print Works

1883 Edmund Potter & Co. UK

1883 Edmund Potter & Co. UK



late 19th Century, Schwabe & Son, UK

Yes, some of these have been posted before--enjoy

Thursday, April 7, 2016

19th Century eye candy for your pleasure (L-N) & special news about Pat Speth!!

Before I post some 'real' conversationals from Victorian days, just had to tell you about Pat Speth's YouTube tutorial--wonderful quilt but note all the 19th Century repro conversationals--I was drooling! Here's here note about the tutorial:

and here's the link to the video:
Now for today's selection--not sure if these have all been posted or not (I got lazy about moving those that I'd posted...oops)

 I have a feeling these are all duplicates from previous (sorry)--more next week

 I scored over a meter or Judie Rothermel's Classic Conversationals 'cheater' this week (from Canada)--very expensive but worth every penny! Just wish I have 5" squares of them all to make Pat's quilt!

Monday, April 4, 2016

New Outlander Block

Dragonfly in Amber
(wonderful book....)
Starz is free April 7-11 if you have Direct TV. Outlander episodes from 2015 will be on Thursday through Saturday with season premier to follow. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Testing a pattern for Jessica Smith again--TAWL

To Africa With Love pattern is from the blocks Jess taught on a recent trip to Africa.  I'll be posting fabrics and blocks throughout the weekend (adding to this post).  I decided to go with Art Deco  "Lavish" in Charcoal color-way and black background.

 Installment 3
 close up of Dutchman so you can see new fabric I added (same print as my favorite in Lavish but in 'shadow' rather than 'charcoal')

top without borders, nice little easy sampler--it's all about the fabric!