Monday, February 21, 2011

From the Attic

Was charmed by a quilt I saw at the Shelbourne Musuem in Vermont many years ago and wanted to reproduce it in vintage fabrics. I was an applique addict at the time, so "no prob" I thought. Long story short...the eyes gave out, the fingers next , and finally the brain burnt. I no longer crave needle-turn, and am content to piece 9-patches. In fact, I can't seem to stop wanting to make more now. But what will I put in between them. Stuck!


  1. How cheery! Could you look for a fabric that gives the feel of those appliqued blocks for the olther settings?

  2. or, take out the applique blocks and use them else where...and you could piece 1/4 square triangles in light/dark combination. That would give the quilt an on point look without the on point piecing.
    beautiful so far!

  3. Why not feature them where they are in the center with plain blocks in the remaining empty spaces? And then more plain blocks in a different color around the outside?

  4. I like the color of the design wall coming through. Deeper taupes setting
    off the center flowers.

  5. Thank you all for some new directions to ponder. I feel more hopeful now.


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