Monday, June 27

What's on the line?

I've got another green quilt to share..........

This one is rather interesting. The maker used four lengths of green cotton for the back and front of this quilt. She pieced two lengths that make up the front of the quilt and two for the back. The fan blocks were then appliqued in place. Usually, the fan blocks are made as individual blocks but not in this quilt.  Here's a close-up of one of the blocks.......

Hand-quilting has been done around each of the fans and remains mostly intact. The quilt also had other hand-quilting that criss-crossed the quilt but only remnants of the stitches remain. Some of the blocks are very worn, like this one below...........

This is not one that I will likely repair. Instead, I think it's one to make from new fabrics. Yep, it can go on my "never-ending to-do list". :-)  I have no date for this quilt but would guess that it is from the 1940's based on fabrics and wear.
I have a little swap item to share............
This is the bag I received from swap partner, Heather, in Michele's latest swap over at Quilting Gallery. I love 30's prints so this will make a great bag for toting a 30's project when I'm out and about this summer.
Speaking of "out and about", there's been a bit of that going on here and then some staying home, too. Getting some things done........like a curtain for the basement family room, cleaned a closet, and more. I'll show you one of those "more" projects tomorrow. I had to set aside the project that I was working on with my GO! Baby. Just too many family and summer things that needed my attention. So, when summer rolls around in your neighborhood, what keeps you the busiest? and do you find time to sew in the summer or read blogs, or do you do that more in the fall and winter? Just curious. I have some projects to share but if folks are busy with summer things, I might wait til August before I post some of them.
Have a good Monday!
Sandi

13 comments:

Tonya said...

If my knee weren't acting up, you wouldn't see me as much. I am an outside kind of gal when it comes to summer!!

Anonymous said...

My schedule stays about the same year round. However, this summer things are changing, and I am not sure how it will go. My husband retired as of June 15th. Please pray for me to have patience.

Owl Lady

DebbieM said...

I definitely have more time indoors in the fall and winter. It seems here in NW PA we have winter from Oct - April, so I get lots of indoor projects, quilting, sewing, cross-stitching done then, but when it's summer and the sky is blue and the clouds are puffy, and the sun is shining, you bet I'm outdoors. By the time summer is over, I'm excited about doing all those things I love to do. I have no time to blog either, this is it, in the early morning before leaving for work, OMG, I better get going!!!! Have a wonderful day. :)

JCnNC said...

Trying to stay caught up with blogs - looking for my inspirations - and getting in sewing most days. Enjoy your summer - one son and family will be here in two weeks for just a couple days. Judy C

Donna said...

I'm a "run from the heat" type gal - inside, a/c and fans. Not a perfect mix for my home state of Florida.

grandmatomato said...

I for one would love a few projects for the summer. Are schedule does not change a lot. We all know some will make a new project right away. On the other hand we know a lot put them in the "Oh I want to do this someday file" My thoughts then are if you have the time we loved to see what you come up with.

Needled Mom said...

What an interesting quilt construction for that pattern!!!

I'm not sure that my schedule changes during the year. It seems like it is busy all of the time. lol

Diane Wild said...

I'm busy with sewing all year. Just starting to get teddy bear orders for Christmas. And there's always stuff to do in the gardens. Sigh!

Patti L. said...

Sandi, I love your bag! Would your partner be able to share the pattern she used? I would love to make one. I sew all year long and check blogs every day. I would love to hear from you all summer long.

Enjoy your day, Patti L.

Beth said...

Love the color of the quilt. Your collection is so amazing.
I quilt all year long, but a bit less during the summer.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Glad you had time for the curtain. Check it off your list. The fans are great. I love fan quilts and that green is perfect.

Peggy E. said...

My work schedule is crazy during the summer, and to top it off we decided to move to town. So we are busy at work and trying to pack for a move in just a couple days.

Jacquelynne said...

Interesting quilt, Sandi. Do you have a large collection of antique and vintage quilts?
I always look forward to down time in the summer, with the kids off from school, but it seems I am busy as ever! I like to go to flea markets (early morning before it gets too hot). We also stay in the air conditioning and watch lots of movies- it's a good chance to get hand stitching done!

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