Sunday, November 18, 2012

Photo staging

Staging photos in a lumber baron home. The home was built in 1900 by John and Daniel Linck - twin brothers.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


After a marathon day of sewing, the Lancaster Diamond Sampler Quilt top is assembled.

Thank you to the Rose of Sharin' Quilt Shop (Danville, PA) for holding a quilt retreat weekend this weekend. Thank you Amy Sackett Goodwin for coming with me. Thank you, Mark for bringing me my missing fabric this morning so that I could cut and finish the sashing.

A special thank you to Ann Holte for designing the pattern and encouraging me to finish.

Now, to have it quilted!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


I sewed the two sections together. The top is now Rows A through J. Row J is the center of the quilt.

Rows G through J

This brings me to the center of the quilt. Row J is the center.

Rows A through F

Up this morning sewing. There is progress!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Piece Count

I took a few minutes to update my GoogleDoc of piece count for this quilt. In the end, I finished with 26 more pieces than Anne had. This is mostly because of slight differences between Anne's designs and my photographs of the quilt. For ease of sewing, Ann may have left out small extra pieces. These did not interfere with the design nor integrity of the quilt. However, I chose to add the pieces into my diamonds.

That being said, in one diamond Ann has chosen to piece a fabric that I believed to be a plaid in the original quilt. [Block N13 for the curious] Because I used a plaid, my block had 21 less pieces than Ann's block!

Piece counts

Ann Holte = 3340
Ida Lively = 3373