Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Antique quilt

Since I'm in the middle of quilting and really have nothing new to show, I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of my favorite quilt from the Aurora Colony quilt show last October.

Something about this quilt just calls my name.

Here's a close up.

I have the orange, red, and background fabrics.  I still have to find the green.  I'm thinking of using something from my homespun box but I haven't given up on finding something close to the original.  I also have to decide on a size and draft it.  But first, I have to finish the project I'm quilting.  


  1. This is a beautiful quilt. Are the cheddar centers appliqued or pieced?
    Great border too. Is the green a plaid?

  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful quilt! It looks like the cheddar centers are appliqued...?
    Do you mind if I join you in making this one? I just can't resist that cheery Cheddar!

  3. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

    1. Ulla, you're on no reply so I can't answer you personally. Thank you for the very nice comment! I agree - it's so wonderful to be able to see what people in other places are making. When I first started quilting, there's no way I could have imagined this.

  4. What a beautiful quilt wow! I can see why you want to make it. Please share your progress with us. Thanks kathie

  5. That antique quilt is amazing. I love the colors - it will be a pretty incredible project!!

  6. Wow, gorgeous quilt...I look forward to seeing your progress when you make a start on the quilt..
    Julia ♥

  7. The quilt is beautiful. It's got to be the cheddar that attracted you to it, such a wonderful colour.

  8. Oh, be still my heart. I loved that one too. I can hardly wait to see how you do your version. Do you remember the name of it at the quilt show?

  9. I just love these beautiful old applique quilts! Good luck with your drafting and I look forward to seeing your version of this beauty!

  10. This quilt is fantastic, and will enjoy following your progress on it!

  11. What a heavenly quilt...I can see why you are so taken with it...will look forward to seeing your own interpretation...I marvel at anyone who can draft a pattern...I must have missed that class somewhere in my quilting life.


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