Okay – I know what you are thinking, “A New project, is she crazy, finish what you already started!” Technically, I had started this project years ago.
Here is a little history of the project. My father-in-law gave me a box of old quilt blocks many moons ago. They apparently were for two different quilts. One set, pictured below, were 9 patches, secured with a thread in groups of 10, with a few left over, totaling 194 blocks. They are all hand pieced.
The paper with them states they were made by Ma & Grandma Burns. The paper also says Remberts quilt pieces. I did find a picture from the family web site with a picture of Rembert. The family has passed down the same names for some time so I do not know if this is the correct Rembert. He is on the right, first row. Now this picture was taken in 1926 so that is why I am not sure if he is the right onw, Martha Burns had been in the grave 2 years by the time this picture was taken.
I still need to do a little homework to find out who is who. My father-in-law is coming down for the night this weekend, I will try to dig it out of him.
But, the blocks are not very straight and it was getting frustrating and I ended up not liking the fabrics I chose to go with them. When I pulled them out this time, I paired them with a gray Bonnie Blue fabric with tiny stars. I like it much better. I like how it shows off the colors in the blocks.
I sewed a long time last night and about an hour this morning, I have a lot done. I believe I only have 11 more blocks to go. I ran out of thread and decided to take a break, then back to work. They ended up 12 1/2” 9 patch blocks. I am going to sew them 6 across and 7 down, I believe I am going to add a small 2-inch border and then a 4-inch border onto that. Here is my mess:
The second set is below: My favorite block of all time!!! I cannot wait to get started on these. Mostly black and white fabrics, a little color thrown in here and there. I cannot remember how many there are or there measurement, I think they are 6-inch blocks. I do not want to get too much into them until I have the other quilt sewn together.The paper with them, seen below, states who made the blocks. Martha Burns died when she was in her late 90’s, if I am remembering correctly. I do not know if she is Ma or Grandma from the first set of blocks, I believe she was Grandma. I have been busy, and it is so much fun, my back is a little achey but it is oh so worth it.