Sunday, October 24, 2010

Freddy's House

I started working on my version of a Freddy's House quilt back in 2002 when a pattern appeared in Quiltmaker magazine.  I worked on it diligently for a while and then set it aside.  Once in a while, I would get out the blocks I had worked on and look at them, thinking that I should get back to piecing it.  I would buy fat quarters of fun fabrics and add them to my stash, still not sewing anything.  And then last weekend, I started working on the quilt blocks again.  I'm up to 17 blocks with only 31 to go!  Yikes - maybe I'll make the quilt smaller.  Here is a sample of my blocks:

I've been printing some of my favorite photos onto fabric to use them as doors or windows.

Perhaps by posting my blocks, I'll be inspired to continue working on the quilt! 

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vintage Sunflower Quilt

I acquired this vintage sunflower quilt some time ago.   It is a gorgeous quilt with remarkable applique and hand quilting.  My first thought is that it was a Marie Webster design.  Marie Webster's patten appeared in a 1912 edition of Ladies Home Journal.  You can see a photograph of the Marie Webster Quilt by linking to the website of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Marie Webster's quilt has some spider web shaped quilting.

If you look at the Marie Webster design, you can see that mine is different.  In particular, look at the stems.  After some searching, I found a quilt similar to mine on The Quilt Index.  Sunflower Quilt

It appears that my quilt is based upon a Mountain Mist pattern and was made sometime between 1930 and 1949.  Here is another similar quilt.  Sunflower Quilt

You'll note that my quilt does not have a border as do the two shown from The Quilt Index. 

Here are some additional photos of my quilt.  The quilting is in the designs of sunflowers and leaves. 

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