Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tim Quilts with Ladies' Album Jellyroll

 Tim Latimer, one of my favorite bloggers, is interpreting an old quit top from about 1890-1910 in a signature quilt.

I am pleased to see he is making good use of a Jellyroll
of 2-1/2" precut strips from my Ladies' Album reproduction collection
for Moda.

He gathered signatures from friends
and is alternating two 6" blocks, a  nine-patch with a snowball block.

The two-block design has been popular for
a century or more. In my BlockBase program for PC's it's #1001. 

Here's a finished quilt similar to Tim's but the blocks are set on point.

I'd give you a pattern name but there
are many to choose from.
BlockBase lists 19, with perhaps the
 two earliest published names:
"Flagstones" from the Ladies Art Company catalog
"New Snowball" from Hearth & Home magazine,
both published about 1910.
Most of us call it "Snowball."

Tim's right: it makes a great signature quilt. See his how-to here:

Vintage top from the same time period, different color scheme.
The gray was probably once green or blue.


  1. Es un quilt precioso y el fondo blanco hace que resalten más las bolas de nieve. Me encanta las tres propuestas pero mi favorito es el primero

  2. Pressure is on now...I better finish it :)

  3. That is a beautiful quilt and a nice signature quilt, idea.