Thursday, August 21, 2014


I have been working on a few things that I CAN show you.  So much of what I've been doing lately is hush, hush until the reveals.
I managed to get a small handbag done.  I recently took an English Paper Piecing class with Melinda Fulkerson.  She gave a trunk show and a workshop to Quilters by the Sea.  You can find her blog here.

I am almost through with this Granny Square quilt top.  I want to add a border; but, finding the perfect fabric has been a challenge.

Orange Grove Quilters Guild was given several old quilt tops, some from the 40s.  Sadly, they were not stored properly and are not in very good shape.  However, I think it is almost a sin to just toss them.  So, I am going to see if I can salvage any of them.  I took one and put it in the dryer with a fabric sheet and a wet towel to just freshen the smell.  It is all hand pieced and as you can see, that in itself has issues.  I think because the 9 patches are from different pieces of clothing and the sashing is on the thin side of cottons.

Then there is the issue with tucks.  I'm going to start quilting on it today and see what happens.  Stay tuned.

I hope you are enjoying your week.

Quilt happy,



hetty said...

Love your little hexie bag! So cute. Love your granny squares too. Quilt the heck out of that nine patch! Those pleats should disappear.

Karen Mallory said...

I love your hexagon Marilyn. So colorful. Looks like you have been busy. My friend researches and restores old quilts. She is always telling us in her mini group about them.
hugs Karen

Needled Mom said...

The hexies look fabulous. Those quilts will look nice once you get them all "patted" out and quilted.