Sunday, 31 January 2016
1718 Coverlet update, 5 'rows' done!
A little update on my 1718 coverlet reproduction: I'm working on it whenever I can, it is so different from what I have done so far and very addictive...
The sunlight came in on Saturday for a few minutes. I tried to capture the whole width of this piece (hanging side ways)....
If you want to take a look at the original one that is in the collection of the Quilt museum in York ( sadly closed down in 2015, but you can still see the collection online ) you can look here . The colours on this site are much brighter than in the book with the pattern. I'm not sure which one is closer to the original coverlet, how it looks today.
This is where all the blocks are made, one by one. Some of them by hand others by machine...
Love entwined 1790 coverlet reproduction ) and old clothing.
With most of the fabric choices I try to stay close to the original coverlet, but sometimes I just pick what is in my 1718 fabric box.
On the left of my table I put up my 'design wall'.