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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Quilting Gathering

Time for another sneak peek of a new quilt coming in Journey 2 of my Prairie Women's Sewing Circle club!

This is one block from my quilt called The Quilting Gathering.  This particular block is a favorite of mine.  It's commonly known as a square-in-a-square-in-a-square, but it's real name is "Humility" for good reason!  The more layers, or squares to add on, the harder it is to be accurate. Fear not, dear readers!  I have a paper piecing pattern for you!  It is very easy and oh so accurate to paper piece this treasure.  I promise!

(In case you were wondering about the fabrics I used in this block, the pink is from the Miniatures collection by Julie Hendricksen for Windham, and the black is from the Civil War Chronicles collection by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Bros.)

I thought you might enjoy seeing what some of the Prairie Women from around the country are creating in their club.  The next three photos are from the PWSC club held at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods shop in Adel, IA. 

These ladies all made the first quilt, called Leap of Faith.  Don't you love how differently they all turned out!  Great job!


Next are a few of the creations from the club held at Back Door Quilts located in Greenwood, IN.

This Leap of Faith was made by club member, Gracie, and was made exactly the way I made mine.  Love your choice of fabrics, Gracie!

This is a quilt called Heartland Crossing.  Gotta love a traditional & scrappy Log Cabin block!

Here is a closeup of the scrappy fabrics used in this quilt.


The photo above, of Heartland Crossing, was sent to me by Prairie Woman Karen Wood.  She told me that she had leftover scraps from making the original quilt, and made four additional Log Cabin blocks.  She didn't have enough fabric to make them full sized, so she just Make-do with what she had, and made the blocks smaller!  Then she used the throw away scraps (of the connector corners) from the Flying Geese border to make the little Half Square Triangles seen in the sawtooth border.  Don't you just love it!  It's soooo cute!  Great job, Karen!


  1. Gotta know the dark value fabric in your humility block?? Love it! Think I know the pink one. All the ladies quilts are wonderful, but I have a fondness for log cabins! The smaller the better, so Karen's work speaks to me. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  2. Oh Pam! Thanks so much for sharing all the pretties with us and the sneak peak, too!! How exciting! When does Journey 2 start? Can't wait. I now have a stash of CW fabs started, so I'm ready to sew. Woo hoo!

    Blessings, Karla

  3. Que bonitos trabajos, los miraré con mas tiempo,
    Feliz Navidad para toda la Familia tan bonita que tienes, perdón por no saber tu idiona uso traductor.
    Besos, Mamen
    What beautiful work, the look more time
    Merry Christmas for the whole family so pretty that you, sorry for not knowing your idion use translator.
    Besos, Mamen