This is the Palampore Panel from the "Tree of Life" collection by Mary Koval for Windham Fabrics due in April. Measuring 50" x 90", it will nearly cover the top of a bed! The rest of the fabrics in the line can be viewed at WindhamFabrics.com ....click on Fabric Gallery.
Years ago I made my own bread and one Sunday afternoon recently I decided to try it again.....not as pretty as I remember but did taste wonderful! Plan to do it again soon!
Remember the Roberta Horton plaids/stripes from many years ago. I made this quilt several years ago and recently unearthed it so I thought I would share it.....fabrics were so soft and nice to handle and the colors were varied and wonderful.
Wish they had made yardage of this "Chinoiserie" fabric from late 18th, early 19th century. No one that I know of has printed yardage and I think someone should! This tiny bit is just a big Tease for we who love the Early fabrics!
Here is picture of the reproduction quilt from the Andover website.
Lovely fabrics in lighter colors, including one "shirting".
Paisleys are alway a Favorite!
And check out the Dots! One of the reasons I got the whole line!
One of my current "Leaders and Enders" projects.....will produce lots and lots of small 1/2 Square Triangles for some as yet undetermined project.....but I just know I love quilts made from Scrappy Triangles!!
This applique block from Edyta Sitar's (love her fabrics, patterns, books, everything!) Elegant Garden series of 24 blocks. This is block #9 ....embarrassed to have only 9 done when the BOM ended a long time ago. I got hung up on the little brown "teardrop" shapes......didn't like doing them! After I finally finished them, I looked at the pattern and found I still had Lots of Circles left to do! Those do not bother me so got done pretty quickly!
And, I have decided to work on my Jane Stickle quilt again. Two blocks using the new background that I love.....an old P&B that Wendy is using in her DJ also. She did all the center blocks in 5 months in "potholder style".....check them out here on her new blog.
At this point I should tell you that I started my DJ back in 1998...stopped after nearly two rows of blocks because I began to fear the muslin I was using would not hold up over time, tho it felt nice to work with! Start #2 ended when I decided I really wanted to do all the blocks by hand.......this was probably 3-4 years ago and I really sew by hand too slowly, tho I Really Enjoy doing it! These two blocks are machine-pieced (some paper-piecing of the flying geese). A3 Hunter's Moon is my next block (I Have to work in order)it is tricky and will be hand-pieced as my earlier one was. I was looking at my stack of completed blocks today and will not let them languish....will use them in a small quilt...........one of those "someday" projects!!!
And, yet another project! I am doing the "Judie's Album Quilt" BOM based on the quilt pattern book she published many years ago, "Reproduction Quilts from the Civil War Period 1850 - 1865". The pattern maker for the BOM changed this first row from the "Chimney Sweep" pattern to a 4patch/9patch combo....and, I just wanted mine to look more like the original. Am using more fabrics for the variety I prefer (all Judie's tho!).
Here is a photo of the original made by Lizzie Jones in 1843 that now resides at the Smithsonian.
That's it for now.....Very Cold here in Maine tonight....time to sit by the woodstove and read!!! And, oh yeah, almost forgot! Am going to try to do a Sawtooth Star block a week from Barbara Brackman's Civil War blog. Check that out here!