A Bit of Hand Piecing

I was recently inspired by a quilt in the book Amish Crib Quilts form the Midwest , (Smucker, Crews and Welters).

You can get the book here amongst other places.

It was a strange block to draft, and took me a couple of attempts to see how to go about it. This one is 9in finished. I think the ones in the book are about 6in. Here it is ready to piece (it’s the back of the block you are seeing!):

Amish Star1 Carolyn Forster quilts

 

 

 

Here’s the front:

Amish Star2

 

This is the quilt in the book. It’s on page 54:

Amish Star3

 

My block and the original quilt:

Amish Star4

 

All pressed and finished:

Amish Star5

 

So that is what I stitched in front of the TV last night. What did you stitch?

One Response to “A Bit of Hand Piecing”

  1. Nicky Says:

    ooh that one does strange things to my eyes not following a discernable grid – so are there going to be more Carolyn!?