Saturday, January 15, 2022

Antique Squirrel -

Yesterday I was "talking" to a friend - Barbara

And was reminded about an antique quilt 
That she had restored - 
And I found my post - HERE -  

From 5/12/19 - 
But - unfortunately the links to her blog posts are no longer valid - 
But here is a link to the Cotton Mill - Textile Museum - HERE

My sample block looks like this - so far -

A simple 9-patch with Square-in-a-Square units in the center and corners -

And a 3-rail unit in the "middles" -

The 3-rail units are 1-1/2" strips sewn together in sets of three -
And sub-cut into 3-1/2" segments -

The Square-in-a-Square unit in the top left corner looks too big -
But it isn't sewn together yet - it'll shrink later - LOL -

The units all measure 3-1/2" square and will finish at 3" -

So a 3 x 3 setting will come out to a 9" finished block -

The 3-rail unit makes the logical finished block size a multiple of 3 -

So I went with 1" finished "rails" - and 3" finished units -

And the 9-patch block is the whole quilt -

Set block-to-block with no sashing -

A 7 x 7 setting would come out to 63" square - without borders -

How easy is that?

I think I'll use the die to cut the Square-in-a-Square centers -
Because I hate cutting anything with 1/8" measurements -
And I can cut 6 at a time with the die - LOL -

And go through my strip bins and pull out the 1-1/2" and 2" strips -

Then use my LEFT-EZE Rule™ and the 2" strips to make the HST corners -

And the 1-1/2" strips for the 3-rail units -

Maybe then I can make a dent in those bins - LOL - ;))
So - maybe - while I'm ditch quilting - 
And Free-Motion quilting - 
I can try to do some Scrap Busting, too - LOL - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


Sue said...

That museum is only 1 1/2 hours away from here. Road trip! Love the block. A great scrP busting project.

Gene Black said...

I would love to see the original quilt, but yes, she deleted that blog.
That should be a pretty quilt.

Barbara said...

I’m in awe once again of how you saw the block and pursued it! I worked on restoring that quilt for ages and never saw a block. This project has more “staying quality” than anything I’ve ever done, thanks to you! I will take a photo of the quilt itself today and send it to you separately in case it helps. Thanks so much!

Katie said...

Dang! When you get on a roll, you get on a roll! I vaguely remember this from a while ago. It's going to be epic when done - look at all those pieces. No, wait, maybe don't. I don't want you discouraged before you even really get going!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I think you have the electric quilt thingey- maybe try the blocks on point- something says it may be intriguing or maybe I am just hungry.


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