Do you come across any quilt blocks or quilt tops and wonder “What pattern is that?”.
I certainly did when I bought my first antique quilt blocks! I was a newbie to quilting and knew nothing about patterns.
Behold, the “Encyclopedia of pieced Quilt patterns”. This book is AMAZING!! I mean, just, AMAZING! Any block or pattern there ever was is in here, catalogued in such a user friendly way! I’m not a pattern wiz but I can navigate this book full of fascinating information. From quilt blocks to learning when they were first introduced , and by who, is so neat to read about! I like to leisurely “read” about quilt blocks or look blocks up on my projects.
I’m currently looking up blocks in relation to my current project , the mischief Quilt by Karen the DIY Addict.
One of my favorite things about Eleanor is that she often tells a historic story behind her quilts and classes. This one in particular I love! This quilt is called “Crow’s nest” and is a pattern in her new book “Quilts from El’s Attic”. While I was attending her block parties , this one caught my eye and ya’ want to know what my first thought was?
…” That would be an amazing quilt with cats on it!”🐱❤
Can we say this together : #CrazyCatLady? 😹
Thank goodness for Lecien Fabrics who had just come out with this pretty “Radiant Girl” line. It has cats, metallics and hearts, what more can I ask for?
With my kitties’ and amazing husband’s support, I went off to the races making this quilt. Those triangles were a bit fussy to square up… squaring up triangles has never been a favorite part of anything for me. Lol it takes so long… but they make for a nice quilt when you do it right!
This quilt top is done but sitting in my UFO pile while we unpack… it’ll get done soon! 🙊
I just found this trending hashtag and I love it!
#HusbandsHoldingQuilts , it’s perfect for this! 👆🏻😻❤
Hashtags have really revolutionaized our social interactions. I’ll admit that I was a bit hesitant to hashtag my posts but now , after seeing how you can discover other like-minded people under hashtags, I love it!
What do you think about hashtags?
Toodles for now,
– Diana & Brad, Jeanie & Raymond<3
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I love hashtags but have to watch which ones I use! I used olddogs once for my aging dog and found a bunch of dirty old men! I love that book! Need to get one for myself!