Monday, January 1, 2018

Sweet Land of Liberty Month 1

Yay! I'm so excited to be sewing this quilt with ya'll in 2018! The rules are, LOL, There are no rules! This is YOUR quilt. Make it as you see fit. My blog is called Humble Quilts because I try and embrace the "errors"  I make while sewing- starting with my month 1 section!!
This is what we will be sewing for January 2018. At the end of the month I'll post a linky for us to share what we've made that month. You can add a link from your blog or instagram. If you don't have either of those you can post your photo on Humble Quilts facebook page.  I will not be posting photos for you every month, like I do with our quilt swap.  
Next month we will post month 2 blocks on Friday, Feb 2. 

Here we go!

 The USA blocks finish at 4". I'm not into making templates so I made paper piecing patterns. I believe my S turned out backwards my first try, so remember to reverse the pattern if paper piecing.
On the basket block you can see I paper pieced that too so my blue star is actually on the "wrong" side. The basket block will finish 12x7, cut  1" & 1 1/2" border strips.
For the house block cut background 9"x10". Cut 1" strips to place around house block.
We will be making some blocks each month for the border. This month we are making 5 economy blocks that finish at 4"
Your first month blocks can be sewn together like this. Add strips or pieces where needed to make it fit.
My friend Denise will be making blocks ahead of time so you can get a few different ideas.
She is using some wool in her blocks. 


Lovely Denise!

I hope you enjoy your primitive sewing!

Happy New Year!

I posted this on Facebook and will do it here for those who are not on Facebook:
I am going to clarify once more. I'm not giving the pattern for Sweet land of Liberty, only the block sizes. It is up to you to find a pattern for each block that you like. Most do NOT have the pattern, so don't panic! It is supposed to be fun and yes, possibly, out of your comfort zone. It is primitive and sizes are not an exact science. You may need to cut an extra strip to make something fit, or whack something off. I'm making it along with you (only 1 month ahead) and will be doing the same thing. I already see variances between Denise's blocks and mine- that's perfectly fine! We will assemble the quilt in sections so you won't be faced with the entire quilt trying to figure out how to put it together. Relax, breath, embrace the challenge. And if you've changed your mind about making it, that's okay. I'm not keeping track.

27 comments:

  1. What pattern are you using?

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    1. It looks to me like it's Sweet Land of Liberty.....but I'm wondering how we get hold of the pattern? Do we need to join the Facebook group if we want to follow along? I looked back at previous blog entries and couldn't find anything about this. Looks like a quilt I'd love to make!!

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    2. It is Cheri Saffiote-Payne's Sweet Land of Liberty pattern....but I can't find where to purchase it.... :(

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    3. Its not available any longer, but there are many free blocks all over the web and at Cheri's Facebook group. You will need to scour your books for patterns.

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  2. Your blocks are lovely. Can't wait to start mine. Thanks for the tips and measurements. Hugs

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  3. I feel like I'm on the edge getting ready to jump in. This is going to be quite an adventure.

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  4. So cute but a little pricey for me. I'll just enjoy all your creations!!

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    1. Just another participant in the sew along Sherrill......we are all using scraps and following Lori's free guide lines....no fee. Jump in with your scraps and think outside the box. :0) Happy Sewing, Kim

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  5. Thank you for doing this sew a long. I don’t have the pattern but I think I have enough designs from Cheri’s patterns to make the blocks. Happy New Year!

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  6. Thanks Lori! Doing the arithmetic: looks like this entire first section should finish at 22 w x 15 h. Off to find blocks to use ...

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  7. In the final image the border blocks are clearly not the same size as the USA blocks, but you said they both finish at 4", so I'm confused. :-) I'm excited to get started on this, I have lots of wool scraps to use for applique! I would love to have the finished size for the whole unit: house, basket and USA blocks all sewn together, to make sure my measurements are correct. Thanks for doing this Lori!

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    1. They are supposed to be the same size! I'm not sure what Denise has going on. Cheri's blocks/quilts are primitive and many times you have to add or subtract to make parts fit.

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  8. I like the way you have incorporated so many homespuns, with a few prints thrown in the mix.

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  9. Both sets of blocks are wonderful!

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  10. I'm still trying to figure out the sizes of the blocks and I don't want to start until I have it right. I don't have the pattern so I'm having to substitute other blocks.

    1. 12" x 7" with 1" and 1 1/2 " border strips = 17" x 13" finished
    2. 4" x 4" (USA) x 3 = 12" x 4" finished
    3. 9" x 10" with 1" border strips = 11 x 12 finished
    4. 5 blocks 4" squares

    And these are the sizes without seam allowance, correct?
    Thank you for doing this and for your help.

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  11. Do we add seam allowance? Please reply in a post. Thanks!

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    1. In the post it will say cut 1" or finished at 4". Cheri's direction are primitive and have variances in sizes,

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  12. Please Lori, where do we find this pattern?
    Carmen

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    1. Very few people have the pattern. Look through your books or online and make your own unique quilt!

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  13. I did this quilt top a few years back. I loved it. I don’t have it quilted yet because I can’t figure out how to do it. Any thoughts?

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    1. Hi Nadine, I had my quilter do an all-over pattern for the ABC quilt, as the quilting wasn't the focus, the applique blocks were. I didn't want to invest in custom, because it is a primitive quilt and wanted to keep with the same style. So, that's my 2cents.

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  14. This is such a sweet looking quilt! Love that basket especially!

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  15. Loving your progress so far. Hope you don't get a head ache over people asking the same question. "Where do I get the pattern?" That's so frustrating. You handle it well.

    Keep up the great work ladies!

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  16. Oh boy here we go :0) tomorrow is my birthday and this is what I will be doing to celebrate. Thanks Lori and Denise this is gonna be so fun! Happy Sewing and a happy 2018

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  17. fun - I have currently lost my patriotic mojo - watching your sal may get it back!

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    1. Now where to you think you left that patriotic mojo? You are the one that got mine restarted :0) Happy Sewing Barb

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