I am shamefully behind on posting my Stars in a Time Warp "stars". Do check out Cyndi's on her blog today, they are beautiful! I have really had fun trying to follow Barbara's direction.
Quote from her Blog: I also think the best way to learn to make reproduction quilts is to study a quilt by copying it. You copy not only the fabric but also the fabric choices made by the original quiltmaker. It's not enough to use antique-looking prints, you need to use them the way they were used in the past.
The January 21st color was Prussian Blue. One of my favorites so not problem with this one. I pieced the center block as I might have done in the mid nineteenth century.
The January 28th fabric was "shirtings". I have lots of those too. I decided to use a piece of indigo from the AQSG 1825 line for one of them. I know shirtings were popular more than 70 years later, but then how often have we seen a scrap quilt with fabrics spanning 100 years. I thought that in 1890 I would have reached into my grandmother's scrap bag for a tiny bit of blue to go with my shirting. (sorry for the blurry photo, I am still trying to get used to my husband's iPad - or maybe it was just frozen at 4 below zero this morning!)
The February 4 color was chrome yellow/orange - my all time favorite! I used a Lancaster blue with one and a Dargate and AQSG Mill Book lavender for the other. Love those dots!
This week's color was overdyed green solid. I'm not mush for solids of any kind, but I was at Cyndi's on Wednesday and she was kind enough to share this solid with me. Of course I had to add the printed one to the center. I only made one of these but I made 3 Turkey red ones, so I now have 10. Can't wait to see what people will do with these when we are through.
And, I know people who don't live in New England are tired of hearing about our weather this year, but not quite as tired as we are of having it! The sign at the end of my street says it all! And we are due for 2 more feet on Saturday - seriously??
We are running out of places to put it! That is my house behind this pile of snow. The sign is moot since it is too cold for ANY kids to play outside. We are lucky here on the coast, at my sister's in the western mountains it is 24 below with the wind chill this morning. - seriously?