Saturday, October 5, 2013

House Quilts Down Under

A few months ago the editor of Down Under Quilts, Linda Robertus, asked for photos of house quilts for an upcoming article.  My 1937 signature quilt made the grade and it appeared in the current issue No.160. Hooray!

This quilt was made in 1937 by the ladies of Malaga, Washington.  I've started to reproduce this quilt, I have six blocks finished, and I am going to tell its story on my blog Patchwork Bits and Pieces.

Also included in the article was my little cottage quilt.  The pattern Honeymoon Cottage was designed by Ruby McKim in the 1930s.  McKim was a prolific designer and her quilt blocks and embroideries were influenced by the Art Deco movement. After I made my cottage I found the red and white one on eBay, and now they live happily side by side.

This house pattern really speaks to me.  It reminds me of my favourite holiday spot when I was 10 years old, Lake Hope State Park, Ohio.  We stayed in a cabin just like this one...

After last week's visit to Quilts in the Barn, I've been inspired to try something new.

Who likes hexagons?


  1. Congrats! What a beautiful house quilt! You have quite a nice collection of antiques! I am raising my hand to say I love hexies!!

  2. That house quilt certainly looks like it contains an interesting story. I look forward to reading more

  3. Beautiful antique quilt - so sweet! And I am intrigued by your new venture into paper piecing - are the tea bags just for scale or part of the project?LOL. I have long been addicted to paper piecing ...hexagons, diamonds, whatever!


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