Two weeks ago I started hand quilting my red and white reproduction quilt. The center diagonal row is almost done. I have one 1/2 block to finish and 2 sashing pieces then the first row will be complete. I thought it would move along quickly, but each T block takes me 3 hours to complete. … Continue reading Hand Quilting the Red and White T Quilt
Before I get to this weeks T block tutorial, I thought I would clarify something about the T Block Sew-Along that I mentioned last week. Each week I will blog about the variations of the T blocks. If I have historical information about the block, I will provide it along with directions for making each … Continue reading T Block: Tutorial #2
For anyone who might be interested, I will be hosting a “T” block Sew-Along. We will be working on one block each month, starting with this month. It should take about 12 months to complete the entire variation collection of “T” blocks. The Images above are used with permission from the website http://quilthistorytidbits–oldnewlydiscovered.yolasite.com If you would … Continue reading “T” Block Sew-Along
Threads of Inspiration I have had the most enjoyable time doing research on the history of “T” quilts. The information on this unique block is far and few between, but when I do come across it and it has verifiable dates, I get excited. There is one blog in particular that I thoroughly enjoyed scanning … Continue reading T Block: Tutorial #1
Visiting the Museum at Fort Missoula and being able to closely examine the “T” quilt was the highlight of my October. You can tell so much about a quilt and the person who made it if you are able to take some time and explore the details. As I have mentioned before, this particular quilt … Continue reading Historical Research: Looking at the Details
Before I dive into detail about this “T” quilt that I found at Fort Missoula, I would like to take some time to discuss the origin of the pattern. There is a lot of information on the internet that states the “T” or “Double T” quilt was designed for the Women's Christians Temperance movement sometime around … Continue reading Is The “T” Really For Temperance?
Recently, my husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon with our two grandsons at a Fall Festival that was hosted by the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula in Missoula, Montana. The day was breezy and cold, but the 4 of us gladly endure it all. It was when the cold became a bit too much though, … Continue reading For the Love of the Past…