Monday, October 12, 2015

Time Warp Time

I seem to always be 3 weeks behind. Hmm… you know what comes in threes! Anyway: These last 3 are my least favorites of all the colors and styles we have done thus far.

Week 37:Chocolates & printed Lace
Chocolate, although delicious, is too cool a brown for me. I prefer the warm madders. I like the background fabric in this one though.


Week 38: Black, grey and Asian style design
Black is, well, it’s just black. Still trying to think like a nineteenth century quilter. Somehow wonky comes naturally to me!


Week 39: Claret
We have an antique boat that is painted “Claret” but it is a much warmer color than the traditional “Claret” in printed textiles of the 1890’s to 1920’s. All of these Claret prints came from one fabric that was printed in 6" sections (sorry I don't remember who manufactured it). I have an antique piece of fabric exactly like the one with the double triangle in two of the points. This is the closest reproduction I have ever seen. Scale and color are spot on to the original. 

Have fun with your stars or whatever you are doing today!

10 comments:

  1. Your stars are looking great. I am behind too and stars are on my to-do list today. I've just been perusing your blog for images and tips and tricks for the potholder method. Your quilts are gorgeous!

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    1. Well, when we meet up someday at NEQM I can show you a few hints. It is a simple method, but I have learned what works and what doesn't work. Looking forward to meeting you soon!

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  2. Pretty stars as usual Wendy !!

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  3. pretty blocks....nothing at all wrong with them...

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  4. You have done well, even though they are not your favorite colors.
    When I first started blogging I tried following one of Barbara's SALs. Could not keep up, got discouraged and dropped out. Haven't tried since, so I admire your tenacity! : )

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    1. There have been times when I wondered what I was thinking. How could it be so difficult to make one star a week?

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  5. Lovely stars. I'm a huge fan of claret and have seen the fabric "panel" that you described.

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  6. your stars look great - I like the chocolate one especially.
    I have to catch up too!

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