Finally I am behind George and quilting away. There is a stack of 6 (maybe 8) tops on the studio counter and I hope to have them all done by Dec 17th when the kiddos are home for what will be their last Christmas Break ever.
Oh my…I can’t believe they are seniors in college and this is it. Most likely one if not both may not even be in the country at this time next year. But that is for another blog.
So first out of the chute for quilting is an antique quilt top that I acquired this summer.
When I buy a quilt top (or blocks) they have to be special to me. And this one caught my eye first because I had never seen the pattern before and second because of the truly scrappiness of it in all it’s 30s glory.
So I decided to call it “Molly Paws” after you know who. My antique quilt tops are usually labeled with the name “ANTIQUE – (block name)” once I quilt them so it needed a name for reference.
Then I decided this block needed to live on. In studying the quilt I determined that English Paper Piecing would be the best way to replicate this block with all it’s curves and funky spikes.
And if you wish to purchase the pattern you can do so here on the Craftsy page. I will be putting all my PDF patterns here as I love Craftsy and their format. Plus I will be shooting a Craftsy workshop of my own in late January so nice to have everything in one place.
Molly Paws will also be a new 6 hour workshop that I will be adding to my offerings in my usual first week of January update. But if your guild wishes to book me now know that all workshop selections can be changed up to 6 months prior to my arrival.
Now I am back to the studio. Paul helped me last night with putting the next top together with batting and backing so away I go.