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Quilting Jane and Other Projects

Aren’t children wonderful? I don’t understand children who won’t help their parents with technology they don’t understand. As parents, we’ve helped our children, now they’re able to return the assistance. And I’m posting again. Thanks Son #2!

IMG_0103The center applique block for the Wilfred and Cloves quilt is completed and I’m very pleased with how she turned out! I’ve never appliqued a layered flower before. She’ll hang on my display wall until I get around to piecing the rest of the quilt, perhaps next spring sometime?

IMG_0110Approximately 5 years ago, I bought this book, A Baltimore Album by Marsha D. Radtke (The Pastor’s Attic Quilt) with the intentions of making this quilt someday. Most Baltimore Albums are made with poison green and red fabrics with a little yellow thrown IMG_0117in. I like those colors when I see them in other people’s quilts, but I just couldn’t bring myself to use those colors for my quilt. At the October Inspiration Club at the Pumpkinvine Quilt Shop, they had a display of Mayfield fabrics in red, black and beige. I really liked they way they blended and so my Baltimore Album quilt is going to be made with reds, black and beige/cream. The background fabric is the cream with white dots. It feels good to have finally made the decision as to the fabrics I want to use and it feels even better to have started the applique and have a finished block to show you.

I’ve been keeping up with quilting Jane and I’ve completed several rows since the last post.

First is the top triangle border and the corner kite blocks.

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Top left corner kite.

 

 

 

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Top row triangles 1, 2 and 3.

 

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Top row triangles 4, 5 and 6.

 

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Top row triangles 7, 8 and 9.

 

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Top row triangles 10, 11 and 12.

 

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Top row triangle 13 and the top right corner kite. Just for fun, I added another white with blue fabric to the triangle and I appliqued a circle instead of the oval that Jane had.

Row A has also been quilted. Now remember, when I sewed the left side triangles together, I reversed the placement so the top triangle 1 is on the bottom of the row and the bottom triangle 13 is on the top.

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Left side triangle 13. I appliqued circles instead of ovals.

 

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Row A blocks 1, 2 and 3.

 

IMG_0114Row A blocks 4, 5 and 6.

 

IMG_0113Row A blocks 7, 8 and 9.

 

IMG_0112Row A blocks 10, 11 and 12.

 

IMG_0111Row A block 13 and the right side triangle 1.

I think you all are caught up now with what I’ve been doing for the past several weeks. Linking to Esther’s Wednesday WowKathy’s Slow Sunday StitchingQuilting is More Fun than Housework, Love, Laugh, Quilt, Patchwork TimesCooking Up Quilts and Quilt Story.

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Wilfred & Cloves

I really like the quilt, Wilfred & Cloves from Creating Heirlooms, One Stitch at a Time by Carolyn Konig. I’ve been wanting to make this quilt ever since I bought the book several years ago.

IMG_0035I’m going to start by appliqueing the center medallion. The stems have been appliqued, but now I’m at a standstill. I don’t like the fabric I selected for the diamonds and need to choose another material. I’m having some friends critique the fabrics I’ve pulled for this project and see what they think.

IMG_0036I have hand quilting for a hand project until I come up with the new choice of fabrics, but before I start quilting, I think I’ll make a cup of tea and enjoy looking at the quilts in the Red & White Quilts, Infinite Variety book.

I gave the Wakarusa Public Library information about this book last summer. Friday afternoon they called and said the book was here! I ran to Waky Saturday and picked her up. There are so many quilts to look at, I may not even get to quilting today.

I’m linking up to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday and Freshly Pieced.