Monday, June 18, 2007

Couple of Things

First, about this quilt to the left. I didn't make it, but I sure wish I did! It hangs on the wall of the LQS and I'm just smitten with it. If you are able to enlarge it with a click, you'll see that the fabrics all are old looking, almost like genuine feedsacks -- they aren't 30s repros, but something else old and wonderful. I believe the block is called Jewel Box.
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I have a packet of Liberty of London FQs that I bought about five or six years ago that I take out to fondle every now and then, but until now have not known what to do with them. I am thinking this jewel box block mght be just the thing.
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Today we entered the second of our ten weeks of being on Summer Hours. My regular work hours during the school year are 8-4. For ten glorious weeks, we work 9-2, or some such variation. I can't believe how much energy I have and all the things I'm getting done. Perhaps even the Dreaded Cleaning Virus will be welcomed -- I still have that sewing studio to tackle.
For those who asked, the pattern for the handbag is Butterick BP 170. I went back to the shop today for more brown and aqua fabric. Can't stop with just the one!

9 comments:

QuiltingFitzy said...

I love this jewel box quilt you've shown. I need to come up with something for my dd#3 who keeps repeating, "MOM, I don't have one of your quilts YET!"

The Calico Cat said...

Yes, that is a jewel box. I did a pair of those as bridesmaids gifts.

paula, the quilter said...

I did one as well, but I used black instead of white. Makes those 'jewels' just sparkle.

Sharon said...

And yes, Nancy - I believe the fabrics to be feedsacks of the 40's....they are exactly like some that my grandma made her aprons and bonnets of. The ones in particular that I can recognize is the orange one with the girls and the weird black stripe/yellow one. Love the quilt!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yep, 40's fabrics for sure, that's a grand Jewel Box quilt. I haven't done one myself but have always loved it for it's clean lines and all over graphic appeal. I'm wearing an aqua T-shirt today and natural linen skirt and was thinking to myself when I left home-- "How nice it would be to have Nancy's pretty bag to carry!!" Thanks for the pattern #.

floribunda said...

jewel box is one of my favorites. next up on my list of things to finish is a queen-sized one from a swap last year -- it's all done except the quilting, and for some reason I think I'm going to do it myself. or not, if I come to my senses! (sanity vs. $200-- which would you choose?)

tami said...

I'm with you. That is a gorgeous quilt.

Susan said...

I've always loved that pattern. It's on my list of things to do when I can quilt for myself again. =) The London FQs should be just the trick. I'll probably make jewel tones and black - maybe in batiks. You know me. =)

Morah said...

If you have a collection of 5" squares, you can make this from the Nickel Quilt book.