Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Quilt Block & A Quilt

First of all, here is the May 2013 "Freebie 15" block from Traditional Pastimes here in Calgary.

Now, here's the issue... these blocks are supposed to be a "vintage plate" series, but how in the world is this possibly a plate of any sort??  
This "plate" stumps me.
I simply cut the provided fabric and follow the directions.
It was an easy pattern, but I will admit the fabrics & colours are not my favourite.
Perhaps it will look good when all the blocks are put together.  :/
Com si, com sa!

May 2013 Vintage Plate Block

The Laughlin China Company
Homer and Shakespeare Laughlin, two brothers from east Liverpool Ohio, started a pottery ware factory in 1871.  At this time white ware pottery was gaining popularity from the local yellow ware.  The East Liverpool City Council offered 5000 dollars in seed money to anyone who would build and operate a plant for white ware.  Sometime in 1873 the Laughlin brothers had built a 2-kiln plant on the Ohio river and by 1876 their white granite ware won an award at the United States centennial exposition in Philadelphia.  In June of 2002 Joe Well the 3rd, was elected president and CEO of the china company.  Since the reorganization the company has experienced growth and is moving forward with the Well family pledge to continue providing quality American made china thereby providing jobs for potters of the Ohio valley.
16" x 16"

I finished off the binding on the New Year's Day Quilt Along, which was run by Heather Spence.  I deviated from the final piecing instruations, so I have called my version of this quilt along:
"X Marks the Spot".
(The 2.5" x 2.5" square in the centre has the numbers "1 2 3" printed on it.)

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt!!
My friend Dalene did a fabulous job on the pantograph quilting.
Quilt measures 74" x 80".
Jelly roll for this quilt: "Odds and Ends" by Moda Fabrics.

Close up of one of the fun jelly roll strips.

The Backing & the pantograph quilting pattern.

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