Sunday, July 19, 2015


 This quilt began as a Mystery Swap of blocks in the nineties with my quilt guild. We met mornings and evenings and since one group did not have many sign ups, I did a swap in both groups. So, I had double the amount of blocks to make, which meant I had enough for two quilts. The first quilt I made can be seen here - Teal We Meet Again!
The pattern was from Quilters Newsletter Magazine Issues #272 and #273, May and June 1995. As I looked at some of the fabrics used, including mine, I realize how much prettier our fabrics are today!
 The name of the quilt in the magazine was Cinderella, made from humble scraps, and finished at 76" x 100". There are some pretty stars formed, and fortunately, the blocks were already sewn when I received mine. They had just been aging in the closet.
 Anyone recognize some of these golden oldies? I think I had the border in 3 different colorways.
 I used a Feathered Heart pantograph since our group was Pieceful Hearts Quilt Guild. Several of the ladies who made some of these blocks have passed away now but I still have such fond memories our guild back then.
Here is a Jinny Beyer print for the back I used, think I had 2 yards. It was celebrating the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus discovering America. I still can hardly believe it was made in 1992. . . . .yes, it has been a while but still pretty! I pieced the back with lots of purples I had on hand.
 Here is more of the back.
I did another all machine binding, this time, stitching the binding to the front as you would normally do to hand stitch on the back. I was able to stitch in the ditch on the front and catch the binding on the back, just on the edge. I was very pleased with the turnout and the hours I saved not binding it by hand. 


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I definitely recognize the fabrics. I was working in quilt shops in the 80s and 90s and came in contact with a lot of variety. I had the border fabric in at least 3 colors too and in fact just came across a strip of the brown today.

Nancy said...

It looks pretty good to me and in1992 you must have been a mere child.