September do.Good Stitches, Trust Circle: Progress

As host of a new circle over at do.Good Stitches, the Circle of Trust, I had the privilege of planning the September quilt.  I asked our circle to create Card Trick blocks using blues and greens, and they totally delivered. I’m in the process of completing the quilt top, so I’ll just tease you with […]

Grandma

My mother uncovered this photo of my great-grandmother, the maker of this antique quilt.   She actually found two photos, and allowed me to select one; I chose the one where she doesn’t have her teeth in, because there was something about the intimacy of seeing her in a moment when she thought no one was […]

Personalizing a Commemorative Gift

After I’d finished putting the binding on this quilt for my sister (and taken some photos, naturally), I had planned a craft project for the kids that would personalize the gift even further: placing their handprints and ages on the back of the quilt to commemorate our visit, to capture this one moment in time […]

Nautical Quilt

When I mentioned that this quilt was meant to be a gift, I didn’t say it was for my sister–on the off chance that she reads my blog (I’m pretty sure she doesn’t) and the surprise would be busted.  I’m the absolute WORST about gift-giving–not getting them, or planning them, but actually mailing them.  So […]

Last of the Antique Quilts: Guest Post from Mary Beth

Special thanks to Mary Beth today, who is providing the last in this mini-series of vintage and antique quilts!  We’re back tomorrow from our vacation, back to unpacking boxes and organizing the rental house where we’re living temporarily, back to hunting for our “forever house” and getting used to this new stage in our family’s […]

Antique Quilts: Guest Post from Eliza

We’re still unpacking from our move, and then re-packing for our family vacation (an unfortunate fluke of scheduling that they fell right on top of one another, but one does not look a home sale or a vacation in the mouth, as it were), so I’ve lined up some guest posts based on my vintage […]

Antique Quilts: Guest Post from Jennifer

We’re still unpacking from our move, and then re-packing for our family vacation (an unfortunate fluke of scheduling that they fell right on top of one another, but one does not look a home sale or a vacation in the mouth, as it were), so I’ve lined up some guest posts based on my vintage […]

Antique Quilts: Guest Post from Amy

We’re still unpacking from our move, and then re-packing for our family vacation (an unfortunate fluke of scheduling that they fell right on top of one another, but one does not look a home sale or a vacation in the mouth, as it were), so I’ve lined up some guest posts based on my vintage […]

Antique Quilts: Guest Post from mommymae

We’re still unpacking from our move, and then re-packing for our family vacation (an unfortunate fluke of scheduling that they fell right on top of one another, but one does not look a home sale or a vacation in the mouth, as it were), so I’ve lined up some guest posts based on my vintage […]

Antique Quilts: Guest Post from Lesly

We’re still unpacking from our move, and then re-packing for our family vacation (an unfortunate fluke of scheduling that they fell right on top of one another, but one does not look a home sale or a vacation in the mouth, as it were), so I’ve lined up some guest posts based on my vintage […]

Vintage Quilts: Guest Post from Camille

We’re still unpacking from our move, and then re-packing for our family vacation (an unfortunate fluke of scheduling that they fell right on top of one another, but one does not look a home sale or a vacation in the mouth, as it were), so I’ve lined up some guest posts based on my vintage […]

Turns Out I Can Sew While Standing Up. Who Knew?

This weekend, when I went to work the Whipstitch booth at the Indie Craft Experience Summer Market, I planned out my day to arrive two hours before the event began, so I’d be sure to have enough time to set up and merchandise to my liking, especially since I was loading and unloading by myself.  […]

Nautical Quilt Top

Quilt top is all stitched, and I completely love it.  Somehow the white plus the stripes is super nautical and New England-y.  Just needs the backing pieced and then the quilting done!  I’d better get on it, too, since this is going with us when we leave for vacation in a couple weeks.  Oh, and […]

Do You Own an Antique Quilt? Call for Submissions!

After writing about my great-grandmother’s quilt and asking your advice on restoring it, Melissa commented and suggested having some guest posts about “well-loved, made-more-than-forty-years-ago quilts.”  Not only do I think that’s a fantastic idea, but it’ll give me a chance to feature some of your quilts while I move my family out of our house […]

Quilt Renovation?

My mother dropped by and commented on yesterday’s post, saying: I don’t know if I ever shared with you, but your maternal great-grandmother used to piece just such HST quilts. She was, first, a really talented sewer and made me a bunch of gathered skirts in 6th grade and also an exquisite collection of doll […]