Saturday, 3 April 2021

found treasure


So much progress this week, here's a few photos . . .

























I've enjoyed collecting fabrics together for this. And . . . I found treasure hiding in my scrap baskets … one piece of Phillip Jacobs "delphinium" floral,  two very early vintage Laura Ashley cottons I'd been hoarding over the years {a fortuitous find}, three deconstructed work shirts, four pretty Liberty's, and a bunch of pre-sorted soft blue & lavender prints (probably from some early quilty idea that never came to fruition!). Loved combining all these interesting textiles together. 

Inspired by both Heidi Parkes {see here} and the Gee's Bend improv style of quilting {see here}, I made a variation of a bars and string-pieced columns quilt. 
I started out focusing on those two floral Laura Ashley cottons as a compass for my colour palette. But then {wink wink} it all sort of took off, running riot everywhere … and now it's a delightfully overgrown garden!

Linking up with Wendy for this weekends 'peacock party' here.
Happy Easter, Linda


7 comments:

  1. How wonderful that you found all of that treasure and were able to incorporate it into your quilt!

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  2. Such a fun start to your quilt. You've got fun weekend of sewing ahead.

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  3. I just enjoy looking at all the lovely fabrics!

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  4. Love your 'overgrown' garden quilt Linda, beautiful mix of fabrics.

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  5. This is sublime. I had a stack of soft florals pulled for a fleeting idea but re-stashed them. I just might pull them out again later this year as I adore coins quilts and am feeling inspired by yours.

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  6. Loving this! Such a serene quilt. A coin quilt like this is on my list!

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  7. Your twist on a Coin Quilt is great. I like the way you have pieced a run of the same two fabrics dotted around the columns. A different idea which makes the eye focus more on all the lovely individual fabrics. You have a wonderful eye for colour and placement, Linda - a real artist!

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