Pieces From the Past Quilt Top Finish
I realized that I forgot to share our finished quilt top from the Pieces From the Past sew-along. We worked last weekend on getting the sashing added and all 20 blocks in a pleasing layout. Melva at Melva Loves Scraps has had an ongoing sew-along with a wrap-up post just last week. If you haven’t seen any of her posts, you should take a moment and check them out. Not only did she share blocks and piecing instructions, but she also shared letters from POWs written to her grandparents. What a lovely pieces of history she has shared with the letters!
Pieces Favorite Blocks
Of the twenty blocks, several of them really became my favorite as I was sewing them. Here is one that I just adore called the Double-T.
Another one I love is called The Dragon Fly and I especially adore the fabrics Sue selected.
I could go on and on but I won’t bore you with more! Melva through a few paper pieced blocks into the mix . . . and I played along gamely. How about that – one of my favorite blocks IS a paper pieced one. Thank you, Melva!
Around the release of the fourteenth block, Melva shared her layout as well as details for the sashing strips. For some reason, we wanted to wait until we saw all the blocks before we started adding sashing. As if we would use any other color but white for sashing . . . we came to our senses last weekend.
We tried a few different layouts on the design wall. All other blocks had to be cleared off because this is a large and generous lap quilt! This is also a good chance to see the embroidered block which was so fun to make.
A Pieces Quilt Top
We are happy to share our finished quilt top with you today. It may not be everyone’s cuppa but we are thrilled with the modern vibe on these traditional blocks.
We even wrapped up all the sewing AFTER our littles left on Sunday. Oops – you’ll notice the photo is upside-down – look at that sailboat block!! I tried just turning the photo around but it looks funny so you’ll have to enjoy a good laugh. Thank you again, Melva! We had fun – and she is starting another sew-along, if you are interested.
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