This is a question I asked myself many times over the course of working on this quilt. Alice Payne made the original quilt in the late 1800s and I thought about her and her life in Pennsylvania.
Here is Alice Payne's Original Album Quilt:
And my top:
Here is how I marked the blocks like Alice, on the diagonal through the applique'. I framed each block with this scallop. I don't think I've ever seen this before on an album quilt. I borrowed it from Mary Schaffer who often framed her center portion.
Whoopsy Daisy - I marked the diagonals wrong :(
The Quilters Studio, in Virginia.
I LOVE IT!
One problem, when there is any light source behind it the muslin in the applique blocks become mottled. waaaa waaaaaa boooo hoooo hooo hooo.
Light in front:
Here is my start. I'm a little rusty, but I'm committed to not fuss about it!
Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for your comments and encouragements last year. I look forward to a new year of fun inspirations and postings.