Saturday 22 August 2015

The one with the chicken finished!!

And yet another finish....I already made a Spring quilt in turquoise in April, so that is why this is called the one with the chicken!!!
The chicken is a block I draw myself (wanted to make an Easter quilt one day...)

This one really cleared out my closet because a lot of left over blocks were used in this quilt. Also a few unfinished projects are finished because of this project!!

There is embroidery in it, old ( the old round one made by my Mother in law years ago)and new, gifts( the one with the garden gate my friend Marieke gave to me)  and self made pieces.

I made up the long twine of  leaves to use a lot of red scraps. The applique, showing a girl with a flower in her hands is from a book Le petit Monde by Jaqueline Morel 

 In each corner there is a compass. I first saw them  in one of Ingrid's quilts.  My husband draw the pattern for me and I made it into a paper piecing pattern.

The paper pieced blocks were made in a class taught by Gré Koopman. She is sadly enough no longer with us, but I learned a lot from her and admired her as a person, shop owner and teacher.

This Geranium is from a pattern by Lori Holt from Bee in my Bonnet . May be one day I will make the whole quilt. I appliqued this one with a herringbone stitch I showed here. The mini blocks I made during a class somewhere in the 90's....and they survived!

The big character 'A' is made with the broderie persé technique. And the bright coloured block in pink and yellow was bought at an antique stand (and is about 150 years old). The little handkerchief with the character 'A' was a gift when I was about 8 years old.
In this quilt I also included  left over blocks from previous quilts like 'klosjes' from the klosjesquilt, a basket from my basket quilt.

 In the evening sun...

I like paper pieced patterns like this with the flying geese going round, I made that one years ago.

 A lot of big pieced blocks are from a calendar with lots of nice block designs.

A glimpse of the back made from random pieces of pink and beige fabrics. And a binding in dark red.

And I just made a quick picture on my balcony so you can see most of the back of the quilt. Not so exciting but nice and  'quiet' to see if the quilt is turned.


Size: 1.70 cm by 1.73 cm,  (67 inches by 68 inches)
Quilting: Hand quilting in big stitches, without a hoop, with yarn from Weeks dye works 
Batting: 100 % cotton.
Embroidered over the finished blocks with perlé yarn numbers 8 and 5, in pink, reds and beige.
Washed in the washing machine (with 6 colourcatchers!) and partly dried in the drier.

Have a good and creative weekend,




Supergoof said...

Ben er *FLIEFT* op!!! Wat istie *M*O*O*I*!!!
Ik kom nog heel vaak kijken,...

Phyllis said...

Love this quilt! Fabulous! I love all the different blocks, I love the colors, I love the quilting, I love the emboidery! You can be very proud of this!

Carole Y. said...

I love your quilt, it is beautiful.

Marja said...

Wat istie mooi, je 'weesblokkenquilt' !!
Zoveel meer verhaal zit hier aan dan aan een 'gewone' quilt


ineke said...

Wat is die mooi. Met zoveel bijzondere herinneringen. Groet Ineke leuk dat je ook naar Frankrijk gaat,misschien komen we elkaar wel tegen.😊

Nifty Quilts said...

Oh my goodness! This quilt is the best sort of quilt--so many sources, sentiments and techniques--a true memory quilt. It has also been made with what you had, which I love most of all. You have managed to put everything together so beautifully. I LOVE THIS QUILT!!!

Elvira said...

!!!! que maravilla !!!!!
Un quilt con historia y realizado con unas manos espertas. Enhorabuena por cada uno de los bloques, tan bonitos y variados

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It's wonderful and I love your chicken! So many interesting details that you can't stop looking!

Missie of Traditional Primitives said...

It is a beautiful quilt and lovely fabric selections! And the stitchery is so nice as well. You will love looking at this quilt!!

Marga (MarPie) said...

Ze lijkt zoveel groter dan de 173 die ze is.
Maar dat maakt niks uit hoor want ze is een beauty.
Echt mede door zulke quilts ben ik verliefd geworden op het quilten.
weet niks meer te schrijven, ze is gewoon ontzettend mooi.

Marga ♥

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful quilt!! I especially love the chicken!

Dorothy said...

Great quilt. Everything goes together so well. Beautiful.

Tilly said...

Wat is je quilt mooi geworden,zo origineel,echt een plaatje.
Groetjes Tilly

Elizabeth said...

Wat een geweldig mooie quilt! Zo origineel en zo enorm gevarieerd...
En een prachtige kleurstelling met de gebruikte stoffen.

Pauline said...

Wat een fantastisch mooie quilt, hij heeft zo'n antieke uitstraling waar je hart sneller van gaat slaan.

TL said...

Heel mooi!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What an absolutely gorgeous quilt !

marguerittechiffons said...

Très joli quilt .

Kleine Vingers said...

Superleuke quilt al die verschillende blokken aan elkaar. Groeten