Thursday, December 12, 2013

Inspired by Quilts in the Barn

When I visited Quilts in the Barn in September I bought about a dozen fat quarters.  I was inspired by the fussy cut hexagons and hour glass blocks on display and I decided to make my own little quilt.

I made the hexagons first, and then I made some hour glass blocks.  I was stuck with how to get started when a quilting friend mentioned Di Ford's Antique Wedding Sampler.  I used Block 15 from that quilt as a beginning, then just kept adding rows.

Fussy cut hexagons are great fun.

This star didn't make it on the front, it had to settle for the back of the quilt.

This blog is going to be quiet for a little while, Christmas does seem to take a lot of energy.  Block 17 will be on time on 1st January 2014.  In the meantime, enjoy what ever the Christmas season brings.


  1. Just a beautiful little quilt. I especially like all the pinks you have used.

  2. lovely quilt! love those pinks and browns...
    Merry Christmas to you and your family...and a special thank you for sharing your beautiful Chester County Criswell quilt with us. I am yet to start but the thrill of receiving a new block each month is very exciting...I'm trying to make it onto the 2014 to do list...

  3. What a beautiful little quilt! You have used those fat quarters perfectly. Thanks for sharing the CCCQ family history his year and all of your hard work reproducing the quilt blocks. Have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to continuing the journey with you and fellow bloggers in 2014.

  4. A lovely quilt and I especially love the fussy-cut hexagons.

  5. I mean fussy cut of course - not fuzzy cut! Only just noticed my sloppy spelling.


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