Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mid Month 18 Jacobs Ladder Show and Tell

So many pretty blocks for the mid month show and tell!

Dianne used soft pastel colors

The dark blue print is lady bugs.
Mirror Images
Selective Cutting by Gail
Beautiful Quilt As You Go

Pamela did amazing stitching on her blocks.
Double Double !!

Nanette used wool

Doreen adapted her block - sweet bees!

Detail - Doreens Bee Detail

Annie is doing Quilt-As-You-Go in 30's reproductions
She also adapted her block
Patty has beautiful pinks on her soft gray ground

Shona used a variety of reproduction prints

Pamela designed this block using elements from
Jacobs Ladder
Keep those pictures coming!
You can see more photos on our Facebook page HERE.
Please link your blog post with your Jacobs Ladder below and visit the other linked blogs.

Happy Stitching,
Doreen and Dawn

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

E-2 Jacob's Ladder Month 18

Original Block
"Some of these fabrics are seen only in this block. Was that a Confederate Violet in the middle?"...Neva




Read more about Confederate Violets HERE.




This block has some elements that float in the block. Between the two primary stems is a small vase or vessel with a three leaf stemmed flower. It is very common in 19th century floral appliqué to see a very tiny vessel with sprouting what appears to be an oversized flower.









I started my block by basting every other base leaf in place.

Once I completed the needle turn appliqué on the, first leaves I basted the rest in place.



Hold off on the flower stems until the buds and calyx are stitched.


The flowers were done buds first, then the calyx. The last step is the green stems.
The small plaid print I used makes the leaf look like it twists.
What is wrong with this?
Ever put a project down and remember it as DONE?
The very last step was to add the base arches.
Ooops, I did add the base arches to my block before this post!

Happy Stitching,
Enjoy more photos on our Facebook Page HERE.

Dawn & Doreen

Monday, February 27, 2017

End of February Show & Tell

It's been a busy month of stitching for our Sew Along participants.
Here are some more Red Tulip block finishes:


Nancy made TWO blocks, one in traditional cotton and one in Wool Applique'.

And a few of our friends completed blocks from earlier months.



Kay Butler completed her Peony AND Red Wreath blocks:

Here is Nanette Bell's Kings Crown block in wool applique'

And Karen Beigh's Red Wreath block:

To see more wonderful blocks from this and previous months - be sure to visit our facebook page HERE.
Stay tuned the next block will be revealed on March 1st....

Happy Stitching!
Doreen & Dawn

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mid Month 17 Show & Tell - Red Tulips

The Month of February is certainly flying by quickly...
Here are some beautiful Red tulip blocks:


(notice the dragonfly Gail stitched in the bottom right corner)

And here are a couple of Wool versions:

And yes, we have some Colorful (and also beautiful) variations of this block to share with you as well:

Are you working on your Red Tulip block or perhaps just beginning?
Would you like to share a picture with us?
It's not too late, we will add another post the end of February sharing more blocks.
So please feel free to send us your pictures via email.
If you have a blog, please share your pictures by linking up with us below.
Or share them on our facebook page HERE
.

Happy Stitching!

Doreen & Dawn

For MORE blocks and details shared by our blogging friends - please visit their links below:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

E-3 Red Tulip







"This tulip design helps indicate how the quilt would lay on a bed. All tulip blocks face the center.


Tulips in fat bowls have been documented in at least 3 other quilts in Rockingham County, Va. 

This block resembles Valley fractur designs." ....Neva Hart


The Red Tulip block is very similar to the Yellow Tulip block we shared back in August. The one difference is the "bowl" construction of the red and yellow flower heads. (see yellow tulip below)

Here is a close up of Esther's Red tulip block for you to see the fabrics she used.
I also found it interesting to see that she quilted on top of her applique work.

Here is the condensed version of the order in which I assembled this block:

Esther must have been fond of Tulips - she included 3 Tulip blocks in her quilt.
I really enjoyed stitching up this block, I hope that you do too.

To see more beautiful SVBAQ blocks, please visit our Facebook Page HERE.
If you would like to share your block photos with us here on this blog please email them to us, or link your blog up on the 15th of each month.

Happy Stitching,
Doreen & Dawn

Sunday, January 29, 2017

End of Month 16 - Wreaths and More



So many blocks happening! 
You can always share your blocks, regardless of the month.

Nanette is using wool.

Isn't the texture beautiful? 
Wonderful colors too.



Pamela is using dyed fabrics and machine appliqué.

Her black background reminds me of fresh rich soil in the spring.

Laurie is embellishing with 
embroidery.

Grouping 
See my addition?
These are all of the blocks to date - plus...
I could not resist stitching the rainbow block early

Are you thinking ahead to the layout?
Since my blocks are small, my quilt will not be bed sized.
As a wall hanging I've decided to orient my blocks all in the same direction.

I'm imagining some other options, like sashing or a border.
How about you?

See more photos HERE on our Facebook page.
Happy Stitching,
Dawn and Doreen

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Mid Month 16 Show and Tell Wreaths

We have wonderful wreath blocks to share with you!

Krista's Wreaths in Wool

Pamela's Machine Appliqué with Hand Dyes


Patti's Beautiful Colors on a Soft Gray Ground Color

Gail is Using Selective Cutting and Quilt As You Go

Dianne's Delicate Pink Wreath


Marcia's Tula Pink Fabrics on Multi Colored Ground Fabric

Pat Has Selectively Cut Floral Fabric to Look Real

Annie's Depression Era Reproductions with 
Quilt As You Go Echo Quilting

Please visit the links below to see more beautiful wreath blocks.
You can share your here, linking your blog or emailing us photos.
You can also share on the quilt's Facebook page HERE.

Happy Stitching,
Doreen & Dawn