Sunday, September 20, 2015

Back to Stars in a Time Warp

It's been so long since I posted I almost forgot how. It was a busy summer with company and farm work. The freezer is full and the pantry is lined with colorful jars of our harvest. Things are slowing down a bit and the last few evenings I've been making stars...

week 10 green calicoes

week 36 lancaster blue

week 35 cretonne

week 34 bronze-style prints

week 11 purple

week 9 chrome yellow

It's not too late to join the fun. These blocks go together pretty quickly. I think I spend more time picking my fabrics which I'm really enjoying. It is making me dig through my stash. I'm finding things I forgot I had and learning what it is I have. Seriously, please tell me if I've misinterpreted any of these. I really want to know. For those of you who don't know, Stars in a Time Warp is a weekly quiltalong from quilt historian and fabric designer Barbara Brackman at Civil War Quilts. Each Wednesday she gives a lesson on a color and/or fabric design from the past.

While I wasn't posting this summer I have been quilting. I made the quilt below for a fundraiser for a birthing center. I made another quilt for the quilt auction for our local hospice center but forgot to take a photo.

the back

I struggled with the Jacob's ladder. I wasn't pleased until I separated the blocks - bright and not so bright. Below are the not so bright.
I still need to stitch these blocks together.

We got 17 chicks 8 weeks ago. They've been a major distraction!

I have a couple more projects in the works. I'm stitching down a binding on a quilt for our bed. We've had some chilly nights here so I want to get it done and on the bed soon. I'll be back soon to share.