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...

The fabrics are mostly woven fabrics, like upholstery cottons, linen, old cottons dyed in coffee, Japanese woven fabric (fabrics I used in my 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.

This morning I did some early morning stitches before breakfast.  I unpicked the B and the 0 from the appliqued letters, they were out of line. Than I appliqued new ones, better I tthink...




On the left of my table I put up my 'design wall'.

It is a bit to narrow but it is an impression. I'll be off to make more new blocks and hope to show them soon.

Groetjes
Annemieke

9 comments:

Marja said...

Leuk!. Ik ben even ver:)
Vreemd dat dat gekke ding best verslavend werkt hè?

Groet,

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! It looks SO great!! I love your mix of fabric sources. You are inspiring me to get back to mine. I got stuck at the bell and bird blocks. Those beaks are tiny and my appliqué skills are not that great. Thank you for the link to the collection too.

martine said...

Leuk, ik sta nog steeds in dubio . Wel of niet maken.

Every Stitch said...

Looking wonderful! Great to see the close ups of all the different textures and colours :)

Judith said...

Het ziet er mooi uit hoor!

Lucy said...

Hij wordt prachtig. Echt heel mooi.

Dees said...

jeeeeeemig....ik weet niet wat ik zie!!!echt ik kijk mijn ogen uit!wat prachtig!!die kleuren!!!super!

Dees said...

jeeeeeemig....ik weet niet wat ik zie!!!echt ik kijk mijn ogen uit!wat prachtig!!die kleuren!!!super!

Judy Martin said...

Yes, congratulations for getting so far along. I have started one of these, but have not done very much. It is in a drawer.

Yours looks beautiful!
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