As promised last time, here are a few more photos of an 1830-40 family quilt owned by Kathie L. I enjoy studying old quilts/fabric, always looking for any I might have seen before, AND hoping to find prints that have been reproduced. Sure wish more of them were reproduced.....in original colorways only! Don't ask for much do I?
This is the sashing....how often I have seen bold colors/stripes used for sashing in antique quilts. I need to try to do that sometime.......
Nice Prussian blues!
This is the narrow border in blue/buff......another combination popular in that time period!
This the backing fabric....wouldn't you love to have some yardage of that?!
Have started quilting my "Hope" quilt.....using a wool batting that takes some getting used to for me.......it is more "spongey" than the cotton I usually use (Quilter's Dream Request) and for a while, my needle would pop right out back at me when starting the first stitch. I have three blocks done so far...... am very slow! Thought I would start quilting the setting triangles but it looks to me like I need to stitch in the ditch along all the strippy rows first......feels more stabilized to me. So I am in for a boring few evenings doing that before I can get back to the "good stuff"! My friend Ann machine-basted it on her longarm for me in rows about 4" apart.
Nothing to do with quilting, but I thought you might like to see this little miniature horse and her baby that recently came to stay with us for the fair season. I would guess he stands about 20" high.