Saturday, December 20, 2014

Inspired By An Antique Quilt

Dawn from Collector With A Needle sent me a magnet set and some cards to be used as bookmarks.  These are from the Denver Art Museum.  The house quilt blocks on the card and the one magnet inspired me to make a block for Dawn that looked much like the block in the middle of the card.  I used graph paper to draw the block parts.  I chose an eight inch size for the block with one inch pieced diagonal stripe sashing around it.  Not an easy block to piece in this size because of all the seams.  And not easy to hand quilt because of those same seams.


I forgot to take a picture before sealing the package.  Dawn gave me permission to use the photo she sent to me of the little quilt where she has it displayed.


If I were to make another of the house blocks, I would make it larger in size so that I would be easier to piece and hand quilt  Maybe a finished 12 inch block.  I have no idea what size the house blocks are on the antique quilt.  If you would like to view a picture of the quilt, visit the museum web site here.

Today was spent with quilting friends for a holiday gathering.  I have photos to share and will do that tomorrow.
Karen

16 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love how that came out, you did a beautiful job on reproducing it.

Debbie

Sue said...

PERFECT !!!

Robin said...

What a charming house block. It looks like it was really a lot of work. But it also looks like it was worth it!

quiltsbycheri said...

Wonderful!

Mirabilys said...

Love your house block!

susis quilts said...

dear karen that looks like a very special quilt,well done,susi

QuiltSue said...

What a thoughtful gift to make your friend.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a fun little quilt! The antique quilt is amazing--so striking!

ann hermes said...

I just love your house quilt. Bright and cheery.

Jeanna said...

I say you couldn't have gotten any closer than that with imitating the block on the card. It's perfect Karen. I'm sure Dawn loves it as she has it displayed so nicely.

Lori said...

That is such a fun border on that house block! Nice work reproducing it!

Janet O. said...

How sweet of Dawn to send you those things. You made a terrific replica of the house block--that "candy cane" border is very cool!

Kyle said...

Wow! What an awesome interpretation.

Jennie in GA said...

What a great idea and what an incredible job you did!

Barb said...

wow! what a lovely gift and you really really captured the house quilt perfectly!

Dawn said...

It is a fantastic little quilt, I have to say it again...it is a treasure!