Thursday, June 06, 2013

Jamestown Landing (My Way)

The center of my Jamestown Landing is all quilted here.  I want to find another name for this project - something about remembering Mom and Grandma telling me about their extraordinary methods they tried to make a little pocket change during the Great Depression - all during this quilt construction, I heard Mom over my shoulder, reminding me to "Make do".  I wish she was here to see it now -- Mom never knew me as a quilter unfortunately.

If you have not seen this quilt previously, I used plain blue fabric instead of the suggested strings, inspired by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.

(The hanging flower basket was given to me by Sydney, after I had mailed her a quilt that had her name written all over it, a quilt called "RED".  )


 Below is a close up of my favorite quilting design that works well as an overall design, and that fits well with the space on my DSM.


 Also, a favorite free-form design for an inner border.  I like to finish my designs with a circular spiral, just for fun? 


A final version, all the chunks of fabric on the wide border are quilted in a variety of designs - most I like, some, not so much, but they are good practice and good examples. Binding is done as well.  I LOVE those beautiful shadows!!


10 comments:

Quilt Monkey said...

Hi Elaine - long time lurker here. I just wanted to let you know how much I like your version of Jamestown Landing. I am also a big fan of Bonnie Hunter and have often thought of swapping out her string units for single piece units, but haven't tried it yet. I can see from yours that it still looks great. Beautifully quilted as well! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kathy Henderson - Redwood City, CA

Purple Pam said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the reference you made from your mother about using up your fabrics. What a wonderful feeling that while sewing this quilt you thinking of your mother. Your machine quilting is fabulous as usual.

Mama Joan said...

For your quilt name, how about "Make Do or Do Without?"

Janet O. said...

I, too, swap out the strings, but I've always used stripes or plaids. This looks great with your blue substitute!
Your quilting is beautiful!
You could call it "Generations of Pocket Change".

Lindah said...

Beautiful quilt! You always pick such good designs and great colors.

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on a great finish. Looks like you are getting into the swing of retirement sewing now :)

Amy said...

Beautiful version!!!

Lynn said...

Wow - that is one beautiful quilt!

Jen said...

Love the blues! Beautiful quilt!

Granny Anne Brown said...

Just love your version. So nicely pieced!