Saturday, August 6, 2016

1857 Quilt Progress


I have been working on the 1857 quilt lately. I prepped some more blocks and now have 16 blocks prepped. I even sewed down some of the fusible applique. I really like how it looks. One of the decision I made early on was that I was going to match the thread to the applique, and since this quilt has at least four colors (red, yellow, blue and green), this will take a lot of thread changes to get done.

I worked on pink today, so the block that has two different pinks is done. It is the only block that is done, and even it isn't really done because I still need to add the corner diamonds. But progress has been made on the quilt and I am satisfied with that.

This is a free BOM offered by Sentimental Stitches. We get a month to download the batch of blocks that are offered that month. After that, they are available for purchase.

 Linked to Let's Bee Social and Silly Mama Quilts.

8 comments:

Kaja said...

Thread changes do take a lot of time, but sometimes it's worth the effort. These blocks are looking good.

Marle said...

Ooh, how cute blocks you have done!

Janice Holton said...

Found you on Let's Bee Social. I admire anybody who has the patience to do what you are doing!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I've been saving these patterns, but haven't jumped in yet to the project. Your blocks are very pretty and will make a lovely quilt. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

Brooke Sellmann said...

wow!!

great blocks!

thanks so much for linking up!

brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks!

Quilt Rat said...

Love them! These are super terrific!

Tanya said...

The blocks are beautiful and such a lot of work went into all of them! It will turn into a lovely quilt.