Sunday, November 11, 2012

It is Bright and Sunny.....

But oh so cold here in Michigan.  Fall is almost over and Winter can be felt in the wind.

It is hard to believe that a month ago we were basking in sunny 80 degree weather at Assateague Island by the ocean.   It was sad to hear that they were hit by Sandy.  I went on line and checked out videos from the local news.

This building was knocked off its legs and there was damage to the roof and porch.  Some of the black top walkways in the National Park were damaged and one of the parking lots had 4 FEET of sand.  We had parked there.  The main bridge to the island is okay, however the walking and bike bridge had structural damage.  As of now both the state park and national park are open. 

While we were at the island we visited Berlin, Maryland (It was the town where "Runaway Bride" was filmed).  We visited a favorite antique store.  I found an antique quilt from the 30's and had to have it.

It's pretty big.  I hadn't seen a "Grandmother's Flower Garden"  with the path done in red.  The entire quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.

After we left the island we headed to Gettysburg.  We spent one day visiting antique shops.  I felt like I was getting greedy...I found another quilt I just had to have.

It dates back to around 1868.  It too was hand pieced and hand quilted.  It has the most beautiful bubble gum pink and a sage green.  The inner border is a yellow print and surprising it works.

Well I finally finished my 5th quilt for Quiltmaker's Scrap Squad and I already have the pattern for the 6th and final quilt.  It is hard to believe that my year with the Scrap Squad is almost up.  It has been so much fun.  And I've been extremely busy.

In between these quilts I've been working on something of my own. 

I first saw this quilt on Pinterest.  However that quilt was done with 10" strips.  I happened to have 2 jelly rolls that I got from Connecting Threads.  One was in prints and the other in solids.  Both were in autumn colors.  I didn't have any real directions for this patter so I just figured it out by myself.  When the top is finished I am going to hand quilt it.   I will share more later.

So this is what is on my design wall.  What is on yours.  Until we meet again.

Hugs, Cathy

Just wanted you to know that I did not design this quilt.  It was adapted from  one I saw on Pinterest.  I also saw it on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting and a few other websites.  When I said I was working on one of my own I meant one of my own choosing.  Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

Love your antique quilt finds. They are both beautiful!
Isn't the quilt you are working on the one Kathie Holland had on the cover of a magazine recently? Sure looks like it.

Carrie P. said...

great old quilt finds.
I have the issue with that pattern in it. I would like to make it too.

libbyquilter said...

so sad to hear about Asateague Island . . . hopefully it won't take them too long to set things right again.

love both of your antique quilts~!

your design wall quilt looks like a fun one and you are making some great progress on it.


Kathie said...

Love the antique quilts you bought I can see why you had to have them
beautiful, love the red on the GFG quilt too.
so nice to see you working on the simply addition quilt I had so much fun making it , I hope your enjoying it too
becomes an obsession finding the right fabric to cut next isn't it?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love those antique quilts.

We were on Assateague Island in September ... after a week on the Outer Banks. It broke my heart to see the damage Sandy wreaked on both those lovely locations.