Monday, October 17, 2016

New Fabrics and HumbleQuilts QAL

Recently received "Houghton Hall" by Carolyn Konig for Pennyrose Fabrics.  According to the website, Houghton Hall was built in the 1720's for England first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole.  The colors for this pheasant print are from textiles used in the house mid to late Eighteenth Century.

Closeups of each colorway first followed by a view of several repeats.  Fabric was used nicely in the kit pattern of a Strippy Flying geese.

Also new is Grand Traverse Bay by Minick&Simpson for Moda!  Lovely blues and a Wonderful applique background!

LOVE this quilt from Linda Collins' book "Treasures from the Barn"!  It is called "Market Day" and as you can see I have the same leaf print in red as is brown in her quilt!  It is by Sharon Newman in 1997.  That was when Moda put the date on the selvage but not the name of the line!  Sure wish I had it in brown.....not sure if it came in brown but I think I remember blue............ 

This is a closeup of the block and my First Impression of construction in this Circa 1840 quilt was that large blocks of the tan plaid were put together with the blue stripe sashing!  And then the brown print squares appliqued strategically over them!  Can you see why I would think that?   Actually, the pattern in the book uses the Snowflake block (used VeryMuch by Quiltmakers here in New England in that time period and often for Signature Quilts) alternating with the brown leaf print.   I'd love to make this quilt but need to check and see if I have enough of the leaf print!

View from my kitchen window on a cloudy day and the colors are Still Beautiful!

Even brighter when the sun is shining on them!!

This baby maple sprouted up near the mailbox.......hope we can transplant it to the front lawn!  Need to replace a maple that broke my heart when it was  taken down!

Not much gardening going on by me these days (or years really!) things that just pop up like this darling mallow in a wonderful color!

Even tho I had a lot going on, I decided to take a chance that I would be able to keep caught up with Lori's QAL from her HumbleQuilts blog.  I am backward...this is Part 2, followed by Part 1!

Love madder prints in their colors of brown (varying shades), red, rust, orange and even purple!  Great info about them can be found on Barbara Brackman's blog.    The prints below are "Spice Market" by Jo Morton.

Just learned that Paper Pieces will be doing papers for Jane Stickle quilt (aka Dear Jane) so you can do it with English Paper Piecing!  It will be done as an 18 month BOM or you can just order a row at a time!  Wonder if I should Start Again!?!?  This would be the umpteenth time!

Friday, September 23, 2016

EyeCandy for Lovers of Antique Fabrics!

A  customer brought in this Diamond Hexagons quilt to show when people do that!   This quilt was made from older blocks (pieced by hand) and assembled in the 1920-30's.  The quilt was then assembled, very expertly by machine.  Must have had a few extra diamonds that were combined with 1930's fabrics to make the quilt as large as possible!  Always happy to find an original antique fabric when I have the original!  Here is an old Windham print with matching diamond reproduction on the left!

And here it is again in a Tumbler Charm quilt showed to me by customer Shirley F. just a couple weeks ago!

I think the red/black print has been reproduced........

Loverly madder print.

Nice lace print on brown.

There are quite a few greens, many different.  Several have been reproduced for us!

Cheater fabric!

Nice novelty of tigers.

 From a toile....figures of children.  Clothes late 19th century?

Love yellow on blue.....we've had reproductions of this type also.

Another nice madder......

Lancaster Blue

Interesting dots........

Have seen this print often in New England this bright blue, red or tan.

This time a new color appeared......a blue green!

And here is the red......did not find any in the tan................

 The brown wavy design has been reproduced.....Judie Rothermel, I think!  Note the newer Eli Walker print that was used for setting triangles.

Another poison green.

Can you tell I love the madder colors?

Shaded ombre next to a claret.  Would be fun to photo all the pinks to see how many different ones.

More poison greens!

Windham reproduced these two greens.

Sneaking in a few more madders, as well as a Greek key.

 Looks like another cheater!

The purple/yellow fabric is later

And two of these prints are later......actually three!

Woven plaid in two different colorways.............

Nice horse head novelty..............

Nice handquilting!

Wish I had thought to take an overall photo of the quilt and the 1920-30 backing!