Connecting 

 It is such a pleasure to stitch these Hearts for Charleston quilt squares together! It seems that there is an organic order. I’ve moved them around a little but the actual joining has easy.  Some line up. Some overlap. Most quilters added a healthy margin around the square which, as it turns out I’m including to some extent. This means that Mo’s square, which is exactly 10″ square, needed some additional cloth. Today I stitched it to a dark blue checked cordoroy that I cut from an old shirt. It won’t show much, but the color and checks will blend well.

 Tomorrow some friends come by for a first blessing of the squares. We will probably do this again in December.  

To read more about this project,
please refer to the the sidebar category:
“Hearts for Charleston Quilt”

To investigate this style of quilting more
(most of us are students of master stitcher/storyteller Jude Hill),
please visit “Spirit Cloth

13 thoughts on “Connecting 

  1. ravenandsparrow

    I have been wondering if connecting the blocks would be a breeze or a bitch…glad that they came together well. Elongating them is interesting. We can see them anew.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      So far they are connecting up easily. The longer vertical seams might be a little trickier just because of the weight of the squares, but not much, I shouldn’t think.

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  2. RainSluice

    Looks masterful and like a real bitch to make the connections so masterfully! The elongation is arresting! So so lovely.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      It hasn’t been a bitch at all. It is so gratifying (and a little intimidating at times) to stitch into others’ squares. It is like having a dialogue.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Those looking pic are errors that arise from time to time when I post from my phone. I have no idea why. Should be fixed now.

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  3. handstories

    Goodness, I love seeing the places where they come together! Well done, Dee, this is just so grand! (ps I think I mentioned it, but just in case, that white basting thread should slip right out of mine)

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    1. deemallon Post author

      It is grand. (There’s another one of those words. Like “swell”!). Yes the white threads will be pulled out but for now they are still acting as a truing measure for me.

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