Sunday, February 27, 2011
MY little quilt I just made to be used during the month of March! I like making little quilts to decorate my home. I decided to try and make a few for different holidays and keep with the 2 color quilt theme. This one will be great to use in March for St. Patrick's Day! and of course can be used at Christmas time too! Actually this one maybe used all year round but see how I can be holiday festive without having to use themed fabric sometimes.
I had to order more of the Primitive Gathering Muslin, these look so good with reproduction fabrics, it gives the quilt instant age in my opinion. I bought my two favorite colors pie crust and time worn. ( I think I may need to order a few yards of the paper bag color too) I sure hope Moda keeps this line available for years to come.
Did you see that Primitive Gatherings is doing a shirting line??? Now you know how much I LOVE shirtings! From the preview picture on Lisa's blog I am THRILLED! a darker shirting line I can not wait to see this line in person and of course start using it in a quilt, I already have plans!
The blocks are 3" finished
the quilt is 14 1/2" square
If you make one I would love to see it!
so do you like my new blog header picture???? Thanks Lucy for all your help with my new look for my blog.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I love buying antique quilt blocks and then using them as inspiration for my quilts.
I bought this block and was surprised to find that the background fabric was actually a feed sack from the Morton Salt company if you look closely at the block you can make out the words. Thanks Judy for figuring that out!
Well after talking to a few of my antique quilt historian friends I was lucky that Sandra Starley found out a bit more information for me as far as dating the block. Here is what she said
I found out some more info on your goose block-- Morton Salt has roots back
to 1848 but was incorporated with the "Morton Salt Company" name in 1910 so
the block wouldn't be any earlier than that.
There is circa 1940's ocean wave 9 patch quilt with very similar fabric at
Deb Rowden's blog, click on the last photo
So exciting to see this fabric in another quilt!
Thanks Sandra. visit her other blog Textile Time Travels as well....great antique quilts!
Now to decide blue binding or the shirting? What do you think you would do a blue or shirting?
Nice to own another 2 color quilt looking forward to finishing this quilt this week.
I started another 2 color quilt yesterday think ST Patrick's day! it will be here before we know it!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
So what do you do when you find a few fabrics that you just love the look of together?
I went and looked for a little quilt I would like to make!
found an antique doll quilt that thought would be great. Next I went and found a few more fabrics to add in. Made the center block.
started choosing fabrics for the next few rounds
oh just love the way that light fabric works with the center fabric blocks...
but I don't have enough :( . I found another one that could work
but I really wasn't happy so I put out an SOS to my friend who saved the day she still had some of this fabric that was reproduced from one of her antique quilts and she sent me a piece. Stay tuned now I can finish my little doll quilt, yeah!
more progress on the Courthouse step quilt, can you see the difference now that I added a few strips of darker lights...gives it the aged look I was going for.. hope your not getting tired of seeing this quilt yet!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
still working on the courthouse steps
I wanted to tone down the shirtings so decided to add in other fabrics besides shirtings once I found this fabric
oh my isn't it beautiful? I just love the colors and the design, cut up its going to be beautiful too.
Wish I had a bolt of it! The yard will have to do I guess. Bon Voyage by Laundry Basket Quilts for Modafabrics.com
It works well with my repros...boy am I amazed at myself I am adding in fabrics that aren't reproduction fabrics to my quilts BIG step!
so do you add in other fabrics to your reproduction quilts? If the color/design works add it!