Sunday, April 29, 2012
Little Lamb Counting Sheep under Little Nine Patch
Today's quilt is a copy of an antique quilt from the book Celebrate with Little Quilts, by Alice Berg, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Sylvia Johnson. Here's a copy of the cover of the book, with the antique quilt hanging on the wall in the background:
I love all their quilts, but this antique one is my favorite from the book. Recently, I found some polka-dot fabric from my Mother's stash. It looks like it had been a dress at one time, but was deconstructed and never used for anything else. Now it is! It's used in the alternate squares in this quilt.
Here's the picture of the original and my version, next to each other:
I used some repos, some old fabrics, the polka-dots from the old dress; whatever seemed to fit to give me the look of the old quilt. I used the same polka-dots for the back of the quilt.
Here's a close-up of two blocks to show some of the older fabrics used:
It's machine pieced and machine quilted and measures 16 x 19 inches.