Traditional Block: English Ivy Revisited

English Ivy antique quilts in museum collections 
date back to 1830...
though I'm still on the hunt for even older versions.

In my research, I came across the same pattern
entitled Clover Blossom.

With this information, I was able to
track down free instructions:

Here's to hoping you enjoy the block
as much as I have.

Happy Piecing,


FWQAL Blocks

Last night the blocks were arranged for a group photo...
not necessarily in the final setting, just to see where things are.

40 blocks complete.

Happy Piecing, 




This is what happens 
when mindless piecing 
and skipping the iron
sound like a great way to piece.

The left and right middle pieces 
were accidentally solid because I was 'in the zone'.
SO, my friendly seam ripper made the situation
right but because I finger pressed my seams
and skipped a proper pressing, the whole middle is off.

It looks like a redo and I'm laughing because this
should have been such an easy block.

Tomorrow is another day.