Friday, November 14, 2014

Friend's on Friday-Renee

Renee's sent me this antique quilt top that was pieced by hand and machine.
To the best of my knowledge it was pieced using shirts mainly from the 30's & 40's. 

Renee requested that I not quilt several of the blocks so that she could 
include some hand quilting.
You can see the nine patch blocks with pins that I did not quilt.

It was a challenge to quilt where several of the blocks had
 been cut while adding borders along with lining up hatching.
But I  think it added to the time period of the quilt.

Wonder where this was created, when and by whom?
By the time I finished I had a imaginary story going on in my head.

Pattern-Nine Patch
Size-80 x 64
Batting-Quilters Dream
Quilting-Cross Hatch

Till We Quilt Again,


  1. I think you did a nice job to keep the flavor of the quilt. The bit of hand quilting will add a nice touch.

  2. Great job keeping it true to the original style of the quilt. Very nice!

  3. I like the idea of Renee adding hand quilting within the machine quilting...that's a genius idea. The crosshatching is the perfect touch, you really have an eye for enhancing a quilt with your quilting. Nice job ladies, I hope Renee will share pictures when she's done with it too.


  4. Hello Helen,
    This is a beautiful quilt. Keeping the quilting simple has preserved the old fashioned charm of it. I am sure Renee is delighted with the result.
    Love from England, Muv


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