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Today the quilt top I’m pulling from the quilt top cupboard is a LeMoyne Star pattern.
The quilt top is machine sewn and dates to the 1940′s-1960′s.  It’s done scrappy style with each block different.

The blocks have a red background and the blocks are set with white sashing.

The blocks are around 13″. The sashing is 3″.  The top measures around 61″x77″.
The top as is looks to me, like it should have a border?
This pattern has set in seams and can be difficult for some people to machine piece, but the maker of this quilt top did a very nice job on the piecing.
Some of the fabrics in this quilt remind me of the vintage sheets that are being recycled into quilts, but I think it’s more likely the fabrics came from clothing?
I don’t have any immediate plans to quilt this one.

Tags: LeMoyne Star, scrap quilt, vintage...

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 Today under the quilt top cupboard list I’m posting a quilt in progress and a top in progress.  They haven’t made it to the cupboard yet, because they are a fairly new purchase and were waiting to be photographed.
I got the two along with 2 Amish style large wall ‘quilts in progress” at a neighborhood sale in August of this year..

It was very hot out. We had been walking for blocks and visiting the sales.
 I got a little more pep in my step as we approached a house that had a sale last year. A quilter lived there. I got some goodies from her last year.
I didn’t see any quilt related items out, but she had LOTS of yarn.
My DIL knits quite a bit, and I’m always on the look out for nice yarns.  Mainly she likes wool. I was looking through what was there and not finding anything I thought she’d like, when the lady having...

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I’ve gotten block #3 finished. 
I changed the urn that holds the flowers because I wanted to show off that pretty fabric.
The upper flowers are composed of 4 different fabrics to get the effect of shaded flowers.

The next block I’ll do will be the one just above the fruit basket. 
 I know which colors I want to use in the panel that runs across the top of the first row, so that will help me choose the color placement for that #4 block.
The applique takes a bit longer when using these large scale print fabrics.  It takes extra time to locate the color and print that I want to use for each piece and do the fussy cutting…but it sure keeps the project interesting!
Tags: Block #3, Brandon Mably fabric, hand applique, Kaffe Fasset fabrics, Kim McLean's Roseville Pattern, Phillip Jacobs fabrics

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I’ve started a new project.  It’s the Roseville Album quilt by Kim McLean.
Her patterns are so fun and whimsical!  They come full size and ready to go.

Kim’s patterns can be done in traditional fabrics, repros, or modern brights.  I chose to do the quilt in brights.
There’s a blog site set up for anybody who likes Kim’s patterns to follow,  and if you’re doing one of her patterns, please join the blog and share your journey?
There are a lot of applique tips, advice on fabric selections, and many different methods for doing the applique.  There you can see Kim’s patterns done up in a wide variety of fabrics.  It’s amazing how different the same pattern looks when different fabrics are used.  It’s a fun site packed with all sorts of info!

I’ve gotten my first block done…and I’m well on my way to having the second one...

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I’ve gotten block #2 finished.
This pattern is a lot of fun to do!
I think as I go along it will get easier to choose the fabrics? I’ll be able to see where I need to add a color to try to keep the colors spread throughout the quilt. 

Tags: block #2, Brandon Mably fabrics, hand applique, Kaffe Fasset fabrics, Kim McLean's Roseville Album, Martha Negley fabrics, Phillip Jacobs fabrics

Ann Champion’s Blog

I’ve started a new project.  It’s the Roseville Album quilt by Kim McLean.
Her patterns are so fun and whimsical!  They come full size and ready to go.

Kim’s patterns can be done in traditional fabrics, repros, or modern brights.  I chose to do the quilt in brights.
There’s a blog site set up for anybody who likes Kim’s patterns to follow,  and if you’re doing one of her patterns, please join the blog and share your journey?
There are a lot of applique tips, advice on fabric selections, and many different methods for doing the applique.  There you can see Kim’s patterns done up in a wide variety of fabrics.  It’s amazing how different the same pattern looks when different fabrics are used.  It’s a fun site packed with all sorts of info!

I’ve gotten my first block done…and I’m well on my way to having the second one...