Play with them!!
I took a small chair - about 15" tall, folded a few of the little quilts and added a few accessories.
Suitcase Sewing Kit
I'll start hanging the quilts soon...but in the mean time it's fun to have them close at hand for auditions and wall positions.
I also tried one folded over the back of the chair. This was more fun than auditioning them with painters tape on the wall...more on that later...
This little one is so fun I hate to hide it all folded up.
The colors in the quilt look nice with the rug.
The inspiration for this one is from the book:
Small Endearments by Sandi Fox
pg. 161 (no patterns - history & photos)
I just may be on a person quest to make everything in this book...
It measures 14" x 17"
I pre-planned all of the rounds - in some cases I cut less than 1.5" of a single fabric.
I machine pieced and hand quilted my reproduction. Working with the plaids was new for me.
The binding is also scrappy and once again I rounded the corners like the inspiration quilt.
|Late 1800's in private collection|
It is referred to as inventive construction with many pieced borders.
It was fun to work out all of the rounds and colors. It was almost harder to make it asymmetrical than all evenly balanced. A great exercise for me!
The suitcase sewing kit if from Canada so the printing is in English and French.
No advertising markings, but it was probably intended as a travel set.
The clamp has nice detail:
|Swing arm is filigree and holds the fabric in the down position|
What quilt have you most recently hung on your wall for pure enjoyment?
Thanks for stopping by - Have a great weekend!