Saturday, July 23, 2011

Civil War Blocks 26,27,28, Nine Patch Quilt Top and New Quilting Machine

This is my nine patch, I stitched the blocks together and am now debating whether to put a border on or not.      It's not the greatest photo but I'll try to get a better one once I have quilted it.

I've completed 2 more of Barbara Brackman's Civil War quilt blocks.  I so love choosing the fabrics, playing with different ideas then settling on my choice and putting together another new block.
Here are the blocks .
Block 27 Irish Chain
Block 26 Barbara Frietchie Star
Block 28 Next Door Neighbor
The other really exciting news is my new quilting machine arrived and is now up and running.  It's a Handi Quilter Avante with an 18" throat, fabulous stitch regulator and the best track system I've tried.  As yet I've just had a practice piece on it but I have a customer quilt waiting to start.  Here are a couple of photos of my new beauty!

I  have a 3 week turn around on quilting and would love to quilt for you on my new machine.  My quilting is all hand guided and I have 19 years experience in quiltmaking.  I am happy to take orders via post.

Happy stitching,


  1. Congratulations on your new machine!!! That is so exciting!

    New blocks look great. I'm loving the fabric. Nine patch is gorgeous!!

  2. Love the fussy cut center on the Irish Chain block. Oh, your machine looks like so much fun. I look forward to seeing what wonders you create on it.