Sunday, April 10, 2011

Vintage Umbrella Brooch and Civil War Chronicles Quilt Square

Linda at A Swap for All Seasons is featuring vintage umbrella brooches on her blog today.  I remembered an umbrella brooch that was in my jewelry box.  It has been there since my high school years so I know it is vintage (not quite antique!!!).  In the background is  my  April block from the Civil War Chronicles Quilt block of the month.  Below is the entire square.

This month's block is a little more colorful that the past three with the purple fabric.  This block also featured more half-square triangles.  Yesterday I visited Three Dudes Quilting with my friend from California to show her the completed quilt.  It is a lovely quilt but has been a challenge thus far.  If you are ever in the Phoenix area you might consider a visit to Three Dudes Quilting.  It's a great quilt shop with friendly staff.

While there I signed up for their current Block of the Month "Chestnut and Vine".   I'm not an applique person but he assured me it is very simple applique.


T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Pam, it seems to me that anything you set your mind to, you can do. This quilt block is quite lovely. How ever do you get so much done? This day has flown by for me and not a crafty thing done. I worked at school and worked at home and now it is time to hit the hay. Goodnite! Tammy

PeggyR said...

I love the block you did. With all the inside cleaning and yard clean up I haven't been in the crafty mood. Hope this will change.

Betsy said...

What a sweet umbrella pin. It just made me think of a turtle pin I've had since I was very young:) I love the colors on your quilt, very, very nice.