Sunday, June 3, 2012

May Small Quilt of the Month

Well, I am managing to almost keep up with the Small Quilt a Month Challenge - put the last stitches in the binding today for my May Quilt.  The pattern selected was "Civil War Stars" from Kathleen Tracy's book Civil War Sewing Circle.  I've had this Tom and Huch fabric medley for years and have been trying to figure out how to use it.  Instead of using 4 patches as the block centers, I fussy cut out the small vignettes of Tom & Huck.  There are a few things I'd do differently, but I am pleased with how it turned out.  I think the goal of making one quilt a month helps you "just do it" and maybe learn by trying instead of spending too much time over analyzing!  Please forgive the wrinkles - I need to do a better job "staging" my quilt photos!

Tom & Huck's Civil War Stars

I am looking forward to the June Quilt - it is going to be an easy one, and I'm going to try for something to match a larger quilt that I've pieced, but only begun to machine quilt.`


Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Your little quilt is wonderful...LOVE your fabrics and the colors. I so wish I had done the "Small Quilt of the Month."

Jen said...

Thank you, Mary! It isn't too late to start now - there are a lot of new people joining the Yahoo! group who are.