First, this is my 1923 Stars quilt.
It got it's name because all the star blocks were either hand pieced or machine pieced on my 1923 Singer hand-crank vintage sewing machine.
Its a scrappy kind of quilt though the fabric was purpose purchased for this project.
They are all constructed with variegated colored fabric so it has a sort of solid but not solid look. This is a large quilt made for my then king sized bed. The star blocked are hand quilted and the rest machine quilted.
I wanted the back of the quilt to stay white even though I used variegated colored thread. This was a challenge and meant playing a lot with the tension. It worked out well in most places. Only the truly dark thread makes an appearance in places but overall I think it worked.
The 'feathers' were all machine quilted on-the-fly, meaning no marking. I wanted them to have an organic feel so I liberally repeated in areas I felt needed more fill.
The next quilt is my first attempt at a Civil War reproduction style quilt. I call it Yankee Times because one I'm from NY and two now that I live in Australia Americans are called 'Yankees' here. It seemed a fitting name.
Its made mostly with reproduction fabrics though some are just discount fabrics I found here and there that fit the look of the era. It's a simple 9 patch with blocks set on the diagonal, though you can't really see that here.
I had a bugger of a time with the directional fabric ensuring I pieced it correctly and that it ran in the right direction. The lovely muted floral fabric I've had forever and only had enough to finish this project. When I purchased it, it was a very out of the ordinary purchase for me because I'm a bright and moderns sort of woman. I guess my sub-conscience must have known this quilt was in my future. Right now it's only a top because I don't know if I want to hand or machine quilt it. Any suggestions?
And lastly, this is my Longing for Autumn maple leaf quilt. I made it because I miss the colors of fall so beautiful in New York that Australia just doesn't have. I've always wanted to do a maple leaf and this one is in 18 inch blocks all hand pieced. It's a monster in size! And now that I have a queen sized bed instead of a king its really going to hang over the edges.
It's pinned right now though I don't know yet how I'm going to quilt it. The back is made up of left over fabric I used for the leaves and plain off white.
OK, that's it for this post! I hope you enjoyed the picture show.