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!