Monday, February 18, 2013

CQ 2013

 Beginning CQ 2013 project using some very old UFO appliques. These are based on Mimi Dietrich's book Baltimore Beauties. These blocks have a lot of dimensional applique. The original intent was to do four blocks for each season.  The plan now, based on suggestions from my Tuesday Stitchers group, is - as you can see - to use 4 blocks for the center, add a border to make it 27" square. That will allow me to make 12 9" CQ blocks for the sides, top, and bottom and the remaining four appliqued blocks will become the corners.

This is one of the CQ blocks I've been working on. My concern is that it is too dark although I love the rich colors.

Suggestions and comments are welcome!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

CQJP 2012- Finished

The Wednesday Quilters

In memory of my mother & her sisters:

Gladys Fields

Peggy Singley

Nell Miller

Emma Hughes

Polly Morris

Ella Mae Hawkins

The sisters met on Wednesdays at Gladys's house where she had her quilting frames set up on her back porch.  I quit working full time after my first daughter was born and Allison and I became regulars. A few years later Elizabeth came along. Two of my cousins had joined the group and it became an old fashioned sewing bee - quilting, sewing, embroidering - and lots of coffee and good things to eat and conversation. The gatherings continued until the sisters had to move from their homes of 50 or more years. They had lived in the neighborhood since the 1930's, and all but one sister built their homes there after they married. 

I have many very happy memories of those days and I'm happy to have this to pass on to my daughters to remember these good strong women.