SCQG BOM 2021 Finish

I have a finish! A really tardy one, but still a finish. I ran a block of the month program for the smaller guild I belong to in 2021. I pieced all the blocks in 2020 because I had to write all the instructions, but since we did it as a mystery, I couldn't sew together any of my blocks. I pieced the top together in 2022 and quilted it in December of 2022. Here's a picture of the completed quilt. 

Same quilt, different lighting. Funny how much it changes. The background fabric is a dark navy print.

Edit: a couple closer pictures with more accurate color.

I also got all the rows assembled for my Melodic Mystery--this month's OMG. I was so surprised that I was able to complete all the rows in just a few hours. Now I need to press the rows and sew them together into a top. And then figure out quilting and binding. Baby steps. 

I'm working on binding the Board & Batten quilt from the QAL earlier this year, so hopefully I'll have another finish in a week or two.

I've done a few quilts this week. First up is Mary Ann's, quilted with Gulf Stream.

Next is Amber's king size, also quilted with Gulf Stream.

Then Melissa's, quilted with Zupas. 

And Deb's, quilted with In the Swirls.

Last night the speaker in the big guild was Carey Champion from the Wylie House (you can do a virtual tour from the info page linked), part of Indiana University. She brought tons of antique quilts to show us. Most have been donated and they use them in the exhibits. I tried to grab a few photos to share because the quilts were stunning. The vast majority of the quilts she showed were from the 1800s.

This next one was absolutely huge and all the hexies were fussy cut.
Look at this quilting!

The tiny HST in this one were about 1" finished! I thought the scalloped edge was unusual.

And now for the most fun one...remember Paula's Harry Styles quilt from a few weeks ago? Here is the 1800s version!
This quilt is a newer one in their collection and they think maybe it is William Henry Harrison.
I hope you enjoyed the mini show. See you next week!

Oh, one last thing. Remember when I said my sewing chair broke in half while I was sitting on it? The part ordered from China arrived very quickly and the chair is now repaired.

Linking with My Quilt Infatuation, For the Love of Geese, Alycia Quilts, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. Love the antique quilt show, Anne-Marie!!! Stunning! All those tiny hand quilting stitches!!! And I'm always interested in seeing what's up in your panto world!

  2. Hi Anne Marie wow what a beautiful show of quilts ,so lovely to see,hope you have a lovely day 🌹🤍🌹

  3. Which of the first two photos is closest in color to the real quilt, Anne-Marie? Beautiful quilt!
    Thanks for sharing photos of the antique quilts. It must have been wonderful to see them up close!

  4. What a fun quilt you had them make - I really like your colors - they are bold and some of my favorite!!!