Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vintage Blue Four Patch Doll Quilt

This quilt was made of four inch blocks pieced by John's great-aunt Clara. The fabric is circa 1920. It is 12" x 18" and is hand pieced and hand quilted.

Oregon Autumn Doll Quilt

I wanted to make a simple doll this month and chose the four patch pattern. I also wanted to make it autumn in feeling and so I sorted through my fabrics and chose those I felt best represented the season.

There are oranges for pumpkins and the glow of the full moon; rusts and dark reds for the leaves on the snowball tree and for apples; purple and dark blues for the sky at twilight and the last of the grapes; browns for tree trunks and the little wild birds; creams and whites for fog and the sheep in the fields; soft yellows for the last of the pale sunlight; greens for the leaves not yet turned, and some bright blues for the dazzling sky before the winter storms begin. I chose the setting fabric for the rain I know is coming, rain which will perhaps bringing ice and snow with it. It is bound in bright yellow to remind me that spring and summer and the sun will return.

It is hand pieced and hand quilted in a cross hatch pattern. The blocks are 3" square and the quilt is 12" 16".

Monday, November 14, 2011

Four Patch Quilts Teaser

I'm working on four patch quilts this month. The first is one with autumn colors set with fabric that reminds me of Oregon rain.
The second is made 4" four patch blocks from indigo fabrics pieced by my husband's great-aunt Clara. When set together they form a checkerboard pattern.

The first one is pieced and quilted, but needs binding. I'm still piecing the indigo fabric quilt together now.