Thursday, 3 June 2010
When It Dosen't Fit
This small quilt was in with the UFO's. You might wonder why it is a UFO when it is such a beautiful thing.
The kit was purchased from Petra Prins some years ago. It only had a diagram of the quilt, template diagram and some written instruction.
I found working with the templates difficult as I kept losing my points and also it said . You will be 1/4 inch short in one area, so use your imagination!
This quilt has been un-picked and borders re-cut several times and came to the point I was running out of fabric so it just got put away. I have now added the outer border which again doesn't fit, but that is how its going to stay as lots of old quilts had odd pieces in them.
I am going to continue with it and just see how things turn out.Fortunately I managed to buy some fabric at Paducah that will mix in nicely.
The kit originally used Mary Kovals- Marys Muslins . I will be adding some tea dyed and Plantation from Nancy Gere range.I hope it will look beautiful when it is finished as I believe the centre piece is a vintage textile.
I do love everything Petra Prins produces , she has fabulous taste, you can never get anywhere near her stand when she comes over for the Festival of Quilts in August each year.We always are wondering what beautiful quilts she is going to bring with her.
Also fancied a change of header and this quilt is made from fabric I purchased at the New England Quilt Museum and Yankee Pride Quilts when I made my trip to the Vermont Quilt Festival 3 years ago. Its Judie Rothermels Regency Collection.I still have lots of it so maybe I will have to start making some small doll quilts :-)
Till Next Time