Saturday, December 18, 2010

Hearts and Hands

A quilt from the Collection of the York County Heritage Trust in Pennsylvania has had a pattern drawn from it.  It is called the "Hearts and Hands"quilt and it was assembled in 1937/8 using circle motifs stitched in 1880 by women from the Loucks family.  Strangely enough, the delay was due to the women becoming more interested in needlepoint than quilting.  Recently, I dug this project up and this week I have done a few more motifs

 These little circles are 13cm in diameter (or just over 5").  There are 18 points.  49 more of these blocks are required.

The sunburst blocks are alternated with these pretty little applique blocks, also 13cm in diameter.  Only 41 more of these to go.  I was distracted by these 4" blocks in the meantime.

Cute, but they'll probably end up in the orphan box.


Anonymous said...

Oh I love the pieced ones, I haven't done any of those yet.

Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions said...

I love making 13cm blocks and have an ongoing project at the moment - I have to do 56 but all blocks have to be drafted first as they are based on the V&A Sundial coverlet. It is a slow process but so enjoyable. Yours are lovely and I look forward to seeing more!

Crispy said...

WOW Liz the blocks are amazing!! I'll be really interested in seeing this quilt as you put the top together. Will you applique the circles onto the background fabric?


Betsy said...

Liz, are you paperpiecing the circles with the spikes? I started this project years ago but I gave up on it. I may pick it up again

Sujata Shah said...

It is such a beautiful pattern! now I remember why I never started the quilt. The applique I can handle it is the piecing of those sunburst motif that scares me! You have done a wonderful job! It inspires me to give it another look.

Mimi said...

Looking good. I guess I had better get back to mine.

Julia said...

Wow, Liz they look great!
It's going to be a gorgeous quilt..looking forward to seeing it come together..
Julia ♥

sunporchquilts said...

I am so excited to see someone else working on this quilt! I have been working on it for over a year, and hope to have it done by June to get it into my guild's show. I have about 40 or so of the spiky blocks done and a good many of the applique as well. I have been doing them mostly in order and am up to row G. Are you still working on it? I really need to update my website and will post pictures of it there soon.