If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Last Day of Occupation

Here it is Dec. 10th already and the last day of Occupy Your Sewing Room and I did not get to stay in mine as long as I wish I could of. Had to be in Tulsa 2 days, a day in  Arkansas and 2 Christmas parties to attend this week. But I was able to put together a top that was our 30's BOM. Not sure what to do about the border or even if it should have one. As I look at the picture, it's pretty busy, I'll have to ponder this and if anyone has any suggestions they would greatly be appreciated.

 Here are a few close ups of a couple individual  blocks. I really like the fabric choices in this block.
 This block was in a book that Terry Thompson  wrote about her Aunts quilts. But also all these blocks were published or popular in the 30's

This is a copy of a Marie Webster block from her Basket Quilt

Then because I needed to get the 30's done so it could be put up for display at the shop,  I was not able to finish the Christmas String Quilt. I have all the blocks done, about 1/3 of the sashing sewn and cut and the setting square all sewn, just not pressed. 

It is looking good just need a little more to do. The border is next and I have been thinking about maybe changing it. I'll give you the patterns design and when I get to that part I'll show what I'm thinking about. And if you like that I'll have what it takes to make. I just don't know right now.
Well that's my accomplishments. How did you do?
Till next time

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  1. Hi! It looks like your "Occupy Sewing Room" has been successful! Where did you get the pattern for the heart block you showed? Do you know the name of it? My aunt has a quilt (from the 30's) with that design. I had never seen/found it any where before and I have been wanting to make one like it for years!

  2. Beautiful work. So glad you joined in.

  3. What stunning quilts! I am so in love with that string one! Great work.

  4. Your BOM is just beautiful and I love your string quilt.

  5. Woo hoo, you make some great projects during the movement. Beautiful!

  6. I would go with a simple white boarder on the BOM quilt and just quilt a feathered design in it or something else that is busy. Your work is beautiful.

  7. Hello Kathleen,

    Oh your block quilts is so lovely. A plain white or blue border would look great.
    happy days.


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