Thursday, May 31, 2018

Baby quilts

My goodness, it's been over a year since I've posted!

Well, I have been doing stuff.  I've actually finished and gifted another baby quilt (seems the only things I finish are baby quilts!),  this one for the sister of the new mom that received the Minnie Mouse quilt last year. 

This time a nautical theme was requested.  I went searching online and finally settled on a layer cake, with fabric for the setting triangles and binding purchased from my local quilt shop.

It was a fun quilt to make, but not sure I will use it again.  I get bored repeating patterns.  lol

Now I need to make two more quilts, one for a newborn and one for her big sister.  Mom just said "girly"  so found some "girly fabric" in a layer cake.  It will also be a scrappy design, but I think simpler than this last one.

THEN I have another baby due in November!  Yikes!  Think this one will be Noah's Ark theme for a boy.  The mama had Noah's Ark theme for her nursery when she was born, which I think is pretty cool.  So time to go window shopping online.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Farmer Brown Part II

Well, I had written a post back in November and instead of publishing it, I evidently saved it as a draft!  Sigh.

Oh, well.  Tonight I have an update.  I got the blocks all assembled and actually started the hand quilting today, in between laundry loads.  I am really enjoying the process.  I will take it along tomorrow when Cowboy and I take a road trip to visit some old mines.

In the blocks themselves I am quilting a flower with 4 heart-shaped petals.  And the sashing and borders will be the cable.  I am also doing echo stitch around the perimeter of each block.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Vogart 1930s Farmer Brown Block

I purchased these embroidered blocks from a vendor at the 2016 American Quilt Study Seminar in Tempe, Arizona.  This will be my "seminar souvenir".

They are 12 pre-stamped Vogart blocks.  They seem to be in sets of two, based on the use of different colored stamping ink.  The blocks measured about 8' square before I soaked them to remove some of the yellowing from age.  I will now have to trim them to 6 1/4" square to get them back to all the same size.

I purchased some yellow fabric to use for sashing, border and backing.  I am looking forward to completing the quilt.

Farmer Brown and Mrs. Brown are Set A

Butch Brown and Baby Brown are Set B

Mrs. Brown's Chickens and Mr. Brown's Geese are Set C

Mr. Brown's Pigs and Mrs. Brown's Lambs are Set D

Mr. Brown's Cow and Baby Brown's Pony are Set E

Hee-Haw and Billy are Set F

I've arranged them in pairs, according to their stamp ink color.  At the bottom of the blocks is printed "Vogart for Value  Approx. 8 x 16"  Made in U. S. A. "  and "15-No. 877 - D - QUILT BLOCKS - 100% COTTON - RN19568".

Note: I just noticed that there are six sets:  A, B, C, D, E and F, so I have edited to reflect that.

If you have any additional information about these, please let me know!  There is not much on Vogart blocks online that I can find.

I hope you enjoy these and I will post pictures of the completed quilt when I have finished it!