Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Another of my small collection

Whenever you hear someone saying antique quilts are brown and boring send them along to see this 19th century coverlet. These prints are in your face and bright as a button.

 This centre is a striped fabric, if you look at the top of the panel you can see the bottom of the building at the bottom. Then the quilter has taken a little of floral stripe going down the side and attached it at the top to make her centre. If you click to enlarge you can see the seams.

 These fabrics are wonderful.

 In places where there wasn't quite enough of one piece, she has added a little bit more to make a big enough piece. As you can see in the brown fabric above.

I found this fabric below to make my own quilt like this. It is a reproduction made for curtains in the 1980s when there was a vogue for this sort of thing. It is a Lee Jofa print. Really it is too heavy for this use but I think when quilted, I can just get away with it.


  1. Absolutely wonderful! I would love to have a piece of single one of the fabrics shown. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hi Sally love your blog!! small world i'm also in the reprofabiclovers yahoo group and we follow each other on Pintrest!! your quilts are just beautiful.

  3. Wow this is a real beauty - what an amazing centre ! The most gorgeous collection of scrappy pieces too. Thanks so much for showing us.

  4. What a Treasure you have there!! Love quilts that are a catalog of Many Fabric samples!!

  5. What a fabulous quilt/coverlet! There are so many wonderful fabrics.
    Thank you so much for sharing this treasure of yours.
    I also love the piece of fabric you are planning on using, it's gorgeous.

  6. What a wonderful quilt show you here!
    Such beautiful fabrics!
    Nice that you were on my blog