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Sunday, April 18, 2021

The McHenry Quilt = An Update

I was finally able to get back to a little crazy quilting!  If you remember, I started a traditional Victorian Crazy Quilt a few years ago.  The purpose is to document the historical landmarks of McHenry Illinois where I live.

I plan to hang it in my home and use it to promote The McHenry Area Historical Society.  I'm  a board member and the editor of the Facebook page.

So I just finished block #19:

This is the very first Mill in McHenry owned by The Owen Brothers.  It sat on Green St.  Of course it's not there anymore but at least there are a few photos of it floating around.

And here is the whole quilt so far, photoshopped together:

This is a traditional Victorian Crazy Quilt.  Piece by hand on a cotton foundation.  Each block is 9 inches square.  I'm using new fabrics but in colors and type that would be traditional to the Victorian Era.  I'm only use vintage and antique lace.  The only embellishments are the spider on each block made with vintage Mother Of Pearl buttons.


If you click on the photo, you can see a larger version of it.

3 comments:

diamondc said...

Pamela: It is a lovely quilt, how lovely to promote the McHenry Historical Society.
Thank-you for the link.

Catherine

Olde Dame Holly said...

I can't believe the beauty of your quilt! And the spider in each block -- I marvel at such a touch.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you doing a bit of cq again, Pam!
Cris in MT

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