Greetings! I have had a great Sunday afternoon and more productive that I thought! I have now sewn my 9 blocks from A Bountiful Life quilt together. I decided earlier this year that 9 blocks would be all I would make for this quilt since I have lost interest. She is now ready for a border!
The border will be mostly vines, leaves, and flowers that will blend in with the 9 blocks I had chosen to use from A Bountiful Life.
Patricia Cox had obtained permission to copy the original Civil War Bride (CWB) quilt in the 1990 time frame and in 2001 her pattern Folk Art NYC for Jean came out. I purchased Pat’s pattern at the Houston Quilt Show in 2004, and then the CWB from Australia, A Bountiful Life, and Little Lost Boy . Today I was looking at Pat Cox’s pattern which is a true copy of the original Civil War Bride and I am considering that it will be one of the patterns I would like to make in the 2020 time frame using my Reproductions fabrics (the above quilt was done in Batiks)! I did a complete post on all four patterns Here.
I ran out of time this afternoon, but did make 2 other decisions. The following blocks will be hand quilted and will be nice wall hangings, or small quilts whichever you wish to call them. This has inspired me because this means that 3 more UFO’s will be out of the Studio and in the house for more hand work. I should have some time tomorrow to cut the backings and batting and baste them for quilting, if not I will finish it on Wednesday!
In 2010 or later I purchased the Capt Aust Quilt Pattern and started the quilt before I had ever purchased any Reproduction Fabrics. This block is very pretty and I want to preserve it. Now that I have a great stash of Reproduction fabrics, I may consider making the quilt, maybe not! We shall see, but at least I am going to finish this wall hanging! (another UFO will be finshed).
And of course here is French General and I have decided to hand quilt it as a wall hanging! It is time to change some of the wall hangings in the Studio so this will be my challenge to get them completed!
I plan on working on the border for A Bountiful Life after Thursday (very emotional and busy 4 days coming up). Next on my plate is to decide how large a quilt I want Stonefield’s to be. If I make the entire quilt it will be sent out for quilting as it is just too large for me to handle! There are 121 blocks, but if I do 100 to 110 that will be plenty! We shall see! It was the most expensive pattern I have ever purchased, so I think I had better finish it!
Slowly I am making myself deal with these UFO’s and complete as many as I can this year. It is doable, I just have to put my mind to it! Kathy asked me today how many projects had I completed this year and I went back and counted – 14! They are listed under the Tab for 2019 above! Wow I am tired! LOL
Have a wonderful week all, and keep on keeping on stitching!
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