I have been working on The Burnt Quilt aka "Oh dear, Mrs Tompkins" (Di Ford's lovely reproduction pattern ) - using the Dutch chintz central panel in the centre. I am also using a small stash of Dutch chintz florals in the big stars, though I hate chopping them up.
If you know the pattern, you might see I have avoided doing the tricky inner borders by replacing them with appliqued red stars (fun to do with English paper piecing) . That is what I am working on at the moment.
Below is the fabric for the outer border - sensing a theme here - Dutch chintz again.
For the feature square blocks where applique or broderie perse is suggested in the pattern, I took the opportunity to feature squares of favourite old florals ( or, reading between the lines there, maybe I took the easier option!?). Here are some of them - seriously lovely fabrics...
Hi, I just discovered your blog and am a new follower. Your work is wonderful and I look forward to seeing more. Welcome to blogging. :-)ReplyDelete
I discovered your blog while looking for Reproduction Fabric....gorgeous blocks and quilts by the way...but what took my breath away was that beautiful floral fabric in the last pic....what is the name of it do you know :)ReplyDelete
The Dutch chintz is amazing! You are doing a wonderful job on this quilt. It is going to be a real show stopper!ReplyDelete
I LOVE the colours you are using and it is going to be magnificent. It already is.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt in progress Hilda. So glad you are sharing your work with us.ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric choices! I really love the fabrics in the last photo too.ReplyDelete
You make it sound like you are taking the easy way out with this quilt. Not from where I stand! Love it. Those dutch fabrics are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Lori of humble quilts sent us over and I'm glad she did. What lovely work you do. These fabrics are just gorgeous!ReplyDelete
So glad I found your lovely blog. Your work is amazing!ReplyDelete
Glad you joined in, your quilts are something to be shared and admired...just beautiful!!ReplyDelete
I agree.....deciding on a blog name is not easy.....it is probably the #1 reason I still have not created my own quilting blog, that and time.
Hi Hilda!! So glad you joined the blogging world! I can say it has been a truly wonderfully blessed experience for me!! Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous!!! Looking forward to getting to know you better! So glad your daughter gave you this wonderful gift!!ReplyDelete
Your work is amazing and I love those Dutch chintz pieces. It will be fun to watch your journey.ReplyDelete
I've just read through all of your blog posts and I am so glad that you have decided to share your beautiful work with all of us. Welcome to the blogging world.ReplyDelete
Welcome to the blogging world, Hilda! So happy that Lori (Humble Quilts) sent us your way. Your work is beautiful!ReplyDelete
This quilt is going to be stunning! I'm so glad you commented on Lori's blog so she could spread the word about you! And now I'm a new follower! Yay!ReplyDelete
Lori sent me over to have a look at your quilting, but she didn't say they were fine applique quilts. How lovely! You must have hours and hours in these Baltimore Album blocks, I do love the bold colors you used in each element, the sharp contrasts really make these designs pop.
welcome to blog land, it takes some getting use to but it is so fun to connect with other quilters from all over the world. I have met the nicest people on the web :0)
Your fabric selections are luscious - this quilt is going to be international show-worthy. Look forward to seeing it when completed. And, I'll be adding your blog to my list to follow!ReplyDelete
Welcome to blogland - you are beginning a wonderful journey!! I've had such a good time. Your work is wonderful and we have a lot in common. I am currently designing an opportunity quilt for our guild's next quilt show based on the quilt "Phebe". I have also fallen in love with these medallion quilts from the 1800's. I'll be back.ReplyDelete
You aren't kidding, those are seriously LOVELY fabrics! I see my Christmas list has a new addition.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilts. Good luck on your new adventure in blogging. A late Happy Birthday too!ReplyDelete
Lori was right! You do exquisite quilts! Welcome to Blogland.ReplyDelete
Referral from Lori as well. Beautiful work! I look forward to seeing future posts.ReplyDelete
Welcome! You're work is beautiful and so so interesting. I'm glad to meet you. *karendianne.LeeHavenReplyDelete
Hi Hilda I just discovered your blog thru Lori and o my! What amazing work you do. I'm really looking forward to seeing the progress on your burnt quilt, it's a pattern that I've had for awhile. Really need to make a start :-)ReplyDelete
Wow - beautiful quilts! Welcome to blogland!ReplyDelete
Your quilts are gorgeous. Welcome to blogland. It will be fun to see your progress on the Dutch quilt. I have some of the same fabrics and so far I have not started working with them. Cheers.ReplyDelete
I looked back at all your posts and am amazed at the number of lovely quilts you've made and their difficulty! I'm currently working on the Sarah Morrel and it is quite challenging for me. I have about 26 blocks made so far and made the center block according to the pattern. It is slow going but I am determined to persevere. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts and happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Welcome and I'm so glad you have started blogging. I love your quilts. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
oh my~! these fabrics are absolutely beautiful but i have to say that your use of color is what is making this quilt special.ReplyDelete
outstanding work and i've really enjoyed seeing it.
I'm another new visitor, sent here at Lori's suggestion. Your work is exquisite, energetic, colorful, and I know I'll enjoy my future visits. I went back through all your posts, and I'm in awe of your impressive work. I've not seen so many Patchwork of the Crosses blocks together, and your variety and use of fabrics is wonderful!ReplyDelete
I'm a C.War era repro fan as well, so I'm glad I found your blog. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!
Hi, Just saw that you are following my antique quilt blog Textile Time Travels. Thank you.ReplyDelete
I also have a 2nd blog with my antique reproductions and also my art quilts.
Your repro quilts are absolutely beautiful. You've taken on some very challenging quilts -- and excelled.
Your work is wonderful. I'm anxious to watch your progress on the chintz quilt. It sure has lovely fabrics.ReplyDelete
WOW WOW WOW - I'm so glad you discovered my blog & now I've discovered yours! Checked out all your posts & LOVE your fabrics (the chintz!) & quilts, esp the Morrell & the Patchwork of the Crosses & the Baltimore....well all of them! Can't wait to see more.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful project!! I love all your yummy fabric choices!!ReplyDelete