August 7, 2014 · 9:05 am
This pattern is from a new book, Vintage Quilt Revival. This quilter used new linen-like cotton fabrics now available in quilt shops and they are so pretty!! Great visual texture and they feel wonderful. Look for them at your local quilt shop.
This is all hand-guided free hand quilting customized to her wishes. Of course, all hand-guided quilting has a touch of uniqueness to the quilter, much like hand-writing has a bit of each individual that shines out.
I really loved watching this quilt come to life as I quilted it. With the name, Spiced Chai, and the quilting on Monday morning, I was reminded of a warm mug of hot cocoa… and had one for a snack later!
My great-niece saw some photos of this quilt and just couldn’t choose which color in this area she liked best!
The blocks are 15″ and the quilt is 60″ square. Lovely, simple, modern. This pattern would be so unique to you depending on your fabrics.
July 8, 2014 · 6:35 pm
This beautiful antique quilt top was an auction find that my mother-in-law purchased. (shh… under $10) I added good quality muslin (Fat Quarter Shop has 108″ that is really nice) for the backing and binding.
She likes my Pantagraphs and has me choose them as we go.
The center Drunkards Path blocks were pieced by hand and were all well done. No repairs were needed. I think they are feed sack fabrics. It isn’t exactly all the same prints but they look near enough alike that the eye thinks they are the same. Maybe this top has a story about digging through sacks to find more that coordinate! The border fabric was added later by machine and seems to be from a different decade.
Part of the finishing includes a label. Because it is for family, I give it a wash in my machine to clean up years of dirt & etc as well as (especially for this one!!) remove various and excess dye. It has a lovely, cuddly grandmotherly feel and look to it now. Now usable instead of sitting on a shelf in the closet. Best use for a quilt!