Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Something old makes something new



































This quilt was made using an orphan square in the center. Then adding the red and cream fabric to fill in to the size of the orphaned border. Quilting in the center is 1/4" hexing. 1/2" in the cream with trapunto . And 1/2" in the border. The trpunto design was designed by Karen Phillips-Swhallon. I also added antique orange fabric to the outside border to tie the border to the orange in the center square.

12 comments:

  1. Oh Donna!~It's beautiful~! I'm SO happy that you've began a blog! May I please feature it on mine so that others might find you!?!?! :)
    Goodness you are talented!

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  2. I've added you on my blog list on the left of my page so that I will see when you post something new!!!! SO HAPPY about your blog! :)

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  3. Thank you for your kindness. Yes please post.

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  4. Wow! That is just lovely. Sandra sent me over and I'm so glad she did. I have never done trapunto. Is it hard? Yours is just gorgeous!
    Blessings

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  5. Lovely. Tell us about the history of the orphan block. Is the quilting by hand or machine? It is gorgeous.

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  6. Hi Donna! it is Sandra's fault I'm here hihi!!So happy she told us about you! The quilt is fabulous!! You have done a wonderful job! Also curious about the history of the block! happy sewing and till next time, Daniëlle PS I am following you from now on!

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  7. Hi! Thanks for the nice comments! The center block is 42" square I bought it years ago. As I did with the border. It was made by someone and never used. They are both 1850-1860's. Adding other old material to fit the center to the border size. I love the old!

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  8. Sandra linked me to you. BEAUTIFUL work! This is all handquilted?!

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  9. Donna -- I am so happy to have found your blog from a comment of yours on Kate's blog (Empty Field).
    I am so excited to have found another person who enjoys using antique/vintage fabrics to make new quilts.

    This is a beauty and I am simply blown away by your hand quilting -- it's gorgeous! And the trapunto...I have been too intimidated to even try it.

    I'm so happy I found your blog, and I am looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations.

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  10. the quilt is amazing~ I love that you used an orphan block as your center!
    the quilting is just beautiful
    thank you for sharing this with us
    Kathie

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  11. Stunning!!! Very beautiful quilt. This is my first visit to your blog....I will be back.

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