Sunday, February 22, 2015

Slow progress

I have finally made some progress on my latest project.  This one just did not come together easily for me.  Something about that sashing....Here's the antique quilt.

Here is my progress

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Great fabric selection

Reader Lucy sent me an email with a suggestion for sashing fabric for  my doll quilt reproduction. She found Durham Quilt Collection by Lucien.  The narrower stripe was the perfect size for my quilt.

Here's what I have so far.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Four antique quilts

I am focusing my collection on small quilted and patchwork items now, so I decided to sell some of my large quilts.  Four of the them are in my Etsy shop now.  The indigo and pink bear paw is just gorgeous.  You can also contact me directly if you are interested by leaving a comment or purchase through Etsy.  Thanks for looking!

Antique Signature Quilt, c. 1850, three stamped names

Monday, December 29, 2014

More downsizing

I have made only a little progress on my reproduction quilt, but I have made progress on my downsizing resolution.  Here are some items on Etsy now:

Some items coming soon to Etsy.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Downsizing continues

Just sold of bunch of vintage fabrics to a lovely buyer in Japan.  I think that is the farthest I have ever sent something.  I just listed two doll cradles and a small doll cupboard on Etsy.  Time for someone else to enjoy these delightful antiques.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vintage fabrics for sale

Doing some end of the year downsizing.  I listed a whole bunch of 1930-1950 fabrics in my Etsy shop here:
Here are a few of the fabrics there now.

Stripe reinforcements have arrived

I am continuing my work on reproducing an antique four-patch doll quilt in my collection.  The antique quilt is just loaded with striped fabrics and I had very few in my stash.  Thanks to the inventor of the internet, I was able to find several candidates without leaving the comfort of my living room.  Not all of them made the cut.

Here are the fabrics I have chosen, cut into 2 inch squares which will match the scale of the antique quilt, 3-inch four-patches.  I am also going to make a smaller scale version with 2 inch blocks.
If you remember the antique from my last post, you might be wondering why there are purple and orange fabrics included.  On close examination you can see the faded orange calico.  In person I can see that one the tan fabrics is actually a fugitive purple.

As far as the green stripe, I could not find anything in that color, but I found this blue stripe that captures the essence and scale or the original.