Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Plaid Love!

This morning I awoke with a driving motivation to go to see the Civil War Quilts' fabric selection over at Barbara Brackman's blog entry.

This week is historical printed plaids and I found some right away to use!

You may click on any photo to enlarge it.

That blue print above from Judie Rothermel's study of The New England Quilt Museum seemed to me to fit the bill for one of the examples of a print that mocks a plaid. It's not quite a plaid, really, but it has that "plaid-y" feel to it.

My first block is already completed and pressed, wheee!! Felix agreed with me that it looks really 19th century.

Forgive me for forgetting the camera yesterday to record the fun over at The Sunshine Club, but here are a couple of my newest Scrappy Jacob's Ladder blocks that I got pressed.

These are from my "traditional" set and I have another group of them that are more "wild."

Another thing that I worked on was getting the 36 cornerstones cut from the teal/aqua 3½" squares for my Bonnie K. Hunter Grand Illusion mystery quilt.

These are somewhat lighter than some of the Kim Diehl teals that I've used in the quilt so far and I'm hoping to lighten up the mood from so many somber tones.

I sewed them onto the pre-made sashing units into the sashing rows. Yippee, I got all 6 of the sashing rows completed! Next will be to sew sashing pairs onto the ends of blocks and blocks into rows.

If you have even the slightest desire to make Bonnie Hunter's wonderfully complex design for Grand Illusion, I urge you to download all the steps to the mystery NOW!! Very soon, Bonnie's publisher will insist that she take down the free instructions, so use the link and do it right away. link.

We have a weather prediction for 2" to 4" of fresh snow and it was 32° this morning. Will winter never end??? Here's my best shot of hope for Spring, my croci are broken through the frigid soil, YEAY!

Keep smiling and never give up hope!


swooze said...

I'm working on my border blocks for GI now. Skipped the chevron step and going back to that today. I made mine just a 3x4 setting.

Janet O. said...

Great star block. I don't know that I have much in the way of plaids in my CW fabrics. I'd have to dip into my thrift store shirts! *LOL*
Doesn't it feel good to be making that progress on G.I.?
More snow? Can't believe your winter!!

Stacey said...

Come South my friend. I've already made a pitcher of sweet tea this past weekend.

Love all your scrappiness.

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