Sunday, June 24, 2012

Two Quilts in One with Great Color

Large floral prints surround the center yellow and blue 
This quilt is a fun example of color and prints.

I've enjoyed looking at the wild mix of prints.

Hand Quilted - nice cable in the blue outer border.

Binding:  Front folded to the back and machine stitched down with rather long stitches in white thread.


The back is as good as the front.

What a great job lining up the framed bar backing.

When you enlarge the picture you can see the quilting lines.

Center Prints

Here are some detail shots of the fabrics.

Center fabrics are prints - no solids in the center or the quilt.

Great textured blacks....nice contrast by the lights/blues.

Quilting lines on the black fabric.

Pieced Stripe
The pink reads peach in this photo - but that's my bad photography not doing it justice.

Seems like I've been 'on the go' for weeks - because I have!  Its all been FUN.  I have so many more vintage sewing tools to share - but it will be a bit before I get back to those - thanks for waiting ;-)
Hope you are having fun too.
Do you love the use of color and prints in this quilt??

Friday, June 15, 2012

Little Stars Sharing With Friends

Nine Inch Square - Three Inch Blocks
Three inch blocks - need I say more?


Thank you K for making blocks along with me, so/sew much fun.  Love the old fabric for the backing.

Thank you L for digging into your stash and generously sharing.

Thank you P - Love the brown and madder reproduction prints.

Three Inch Star
I have a vintage doll quilt with 3" blocks - set with sashing I thought about reproducing...

But I own the quilt so it was the jumping off point.  I changed up the fabric era and the setting.

It is hand sewn and hand quilted.

If you want the 3" star pattern I have a quick draft I am happy to share!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Catherine's Garden

Catherine's Garden 
I'm so excited to show you what we've been working on!

Meet 'Catherine's Garden' - our new pattern based on an antique quilt in our collection.

The center has the initials CB and the number 55 quilted in the center.

The dealer told us it is from 1855, and the initials are for Catherine Bucher.  More on the history of this quilt in a future post.

It is entirely hand stitched - the solid yellow background is seamed as fabrics in 1855 were narrow.  The rest of the fabrics are prints; red, green, pink, cheddar and blue.

My friend and I have been working on our reproductions.  She chose Amy Butler 'Banana' solid - a beautiful choice!  We had fun shopping at Fat Quarter's Quilt shop in Vista, CA.
(FYI - they currently offer free shipping if you miss a local shop like I do)

I chose cream solid since I have the yellow one - it will be fun to show the two side by side.  I'll be sharing photos all in a future post.

Would you chose yellow?  cream? something else?
UPDATE:  See the finished reproduction quilt HERE
The pattern is on our Etsy Shop.
Have a great week!