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!

5 comments:

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

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  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!

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  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?

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

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

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