Saturday, 6 June 2015

FNWF, FIUF and Some Stitching With Friends

I have a couple of finishes this week.

My Lumiere quilt in French General fabric.

Also a little Samosa Zipper Pouch.

I can count this finish for OPAM. My average has only been one finish per month. I might have more than one finish this month at this rate as it is only early June.

My friend Fairy Floss Stitches has recently returned from a quilting trip to the United States and was lucky enough to attend the quilt show in Paducah and visit some antique stores and people who trade in quilts. She brought a flimsy made around 1930. All hand pieced and constructed with the traditional 'make do' philosophy that was so necessary during the depression. 

I'm sorry, I forgot to take a picture of the whole quilt, but you can see part of it on my quilting frame. 

We spent some time on Tuesday and Wednesday basting it so she can hand quilt it and finish this gorgeous project decades after it was started.

Sometimes a different fabric in a similar colour was substituted to complete the blocks.

Sometimes the pieces in the blocks were pieced to provide a square or rectangle big enough to complete the block.

This quilt will make such a lovely memento from her trip.

I'm sure the person who made this quilt so long ago would never had imagined that it would make the journey to Australia to be quilted, bound and find a home here.

Finally, I had a real life friend to sew with me while I participated in the virtual sew in for Friday Night With Friends. My friend Julie worked on her Smitten quilt, this quilt is progressing quickly.

And I worked on a couple more stars.

So, I am linking up with FNSI and Finish It Up Friday

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend. 


  1. Oh, so many gorgeous pictures of gorgeous quilts and projects.

  2. Lots of quilty goodness at your place this week. Great idea to use your frame to baste Lea's quilt, there is definitely something special about a vintage find. Your Lumiere quilt is gorgeous, perfect with the FG fabrics. Should be in the Sydney red and white show!

  3. The 1930's quilt - I agree, what an interesting life this quilt will have, traveling around the world. I love thinking about the original quilt (top) maker with these old, unfinished tops. It is lovely.

  4. lots of goodies here.......the red star quilt is beautiful...................

  5. Your red star quilt is amazing...that antique quilt top is lovely too, so good it is being finished off. Love the start of your stars.

  6. Love your French General quilt and the antique quilt is just gorgeous :) Barb.

  7. oh wow I love your new quilt.... really lovely idea finishing off the old quilt top... I always want to know stories... wish those patches could talk...

  8. I LOVE your quilit haning in the first picture. Those reds are gorgeous. The little pouch is really cute too. And such a great find in that quilt top your friend found. I recently made my first trip to Paducah - very pretty part of the U.S.

  9. Fabulous finishes you have.
    Thats a lovely flimsy your friend purchased in the US..
    Like the stars you are working too.

  10. Love all that you've been working on and your quilt is just divine <3

  11. A very pretty and productive week at your house! I'm loving your French General quilt, it's so gorgeous.

    Now if only that quilt from the 1930's could talk! Amazing find by your friend and so wonderful that you're helping her get it finished to enjoy.

  12. I had a lovely day playing on your quilt frame…and your company of course! Thank you!! Xx


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