Sunday, September 21, 2014

Grandmother's Fan

I am in love with antique blocks.  When you work with donations, one never knows what you'll get.  Well, we got in a stack of antique, all hand pieced, Grandmother's Fan squares!  We were thrilled.


I had already gotten the rows laid out before I sat down to sew, so I marked them with my new alphabet pins.  I made these myself, and will be happy to write a tutorial with info if anyone is interested.  Just let me know in the comments!




Row by row, I got the entire top put together.  I know it went faster because of the marking alphabet pins!


I added a 2 1/2" white border first, then it came time to make the strips for a strippy border.  I needed to bring those fun colors out onto the borders.



Here she is in all of her glory.  This  flimsy will be small stitch quilted with a scalloped border.



It is always so nice when the points match up.  81x97.

Linking to: Anything Goes Monday! at Stitch by Stitch.  Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.  Fabric Tuesday!  at Quilt Story.

13 comments:

Kaisievic said...

Wow! You make it looks so easy.

Patchwork and Play said...

Your cute pins were the first thing I saw! The fans are very pretty, bordered by those lovely stripes!

Donna Baker said...

Wow that is pretty!

cityquilter grace said...

very nice and colorful quilt top...somebody really enjoyed making these and now you have brought it to life...

Lorna McMahon said...

Simply beautiful! Those fans look fantastic in that setting. Your scrappy border is the icing on the cake!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It looks beautiful. I tried this years ago and it did not work out for me. I think when I get time I will try to make them again.

Jeanie said...

That turned out really beautiful! Often, the older blocks are misshapen and hard to work with... these look well made and flat. You have given them the setting they deserve and the final quilting will give it a new life.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Yes...very awesome. I also like the scrappy little border.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is beautiful!!! What an amazing donation and what a beautiful quilt you have turned it into. This will be very popular I am sure. Love your little pins too! xx

Kim said...

Be still my beating heart....I am in love with Grandmother's Fan blocks! You have stitched a lovely quilt, Miss Vicki. Those alphabet pins are very cute!

nerospost said...

Hi! This looks fantastic pattern! Great colours with white! x Teje

ChristaQuilts said...

How fun are these!!

sewyouquilt2 said...

beautiful quilt and I love your pins. great organizing tool

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