mercredi 18 avril 2012

I'm boring, another quilt.....

One of my favourite spots in Paris is the Japanese bookshop JUNKU, rue des Pyramides, they carry irresistable books about many subjects: quilting, sewing, embroidery, clothing, interior decor, and allthough i'm more disciplined about buying books as i was before, while browsing a recent issue of Quilts Japan, this picture of an antique American quilt made me decide to buy it immediately.


So i left everything behind, no complicated cooking , cleaning or other boring household stuff, ,this quilt was yelling in my ears, make me , make me....

Designing the center was surprisingly easy peasy,i worked with graph paper and a pencil, templates made from thin plastic, nothing complicated and the quilter who made the the original one certainly acted the same way.
The little circle in the center was appliquéd with freezerpaper.


All the fabrics came from stash,that is why the corner blocks are slightly different, but that doesn't bother me at all.


And then, relaxing with AN MOONEN'S book, ( her latest - i discovered this on page 137: the center, the broken dishes, very similar....
But this quilt, better say unfinished top, is made in the Netherlands.
Both quilts are made around 1800.
I wonder if ladies magazines were available in that period.
The fabric for the intermediate border, and the one more row of broken dishes.
I'm trying to get some help with the translation of the Japanese text, very curious if there is a link between these quilts.

The center panel turned out slightly bigger then intended, but with the rows of broken dishes the balance became much better.
We have nasty weather here, stormy, take care i follow your blogs with much attention and spend also a lot of time on Pinterest....
Friday morning i take the fast train for Nantes, take care you all....

19 commentaires:

Hester a dit…

Hallo,Wat een mooie quilt. heel toevallig kwam ik deze quilt tegen op een amerikaanse site, waarop antiek wordt verkocht, (http://www.janwhitlocktextiles.com/portfolio/textiles/) Kijk links onder. Ik heb de quilt, vorig jaar, ook al uitgetekend met de bedoeling hem te maken, ik kan alleen nog niet het juiste oranje vinden. Ik vind dat je de quilt mooi hebt weer gegeven. Een hele uitdaging vind ik altijd om toch de juiste sfeer te krijgen.

Randy D. a dit…

Bonjour Will. That quilt is absolutely fabulous. I would love to join you for a visit to that japanese book store when we are next in Paris. Your quilts are always very inspirational!

Sarah Martin a dit…

Wow, these are both just amazing quilts! Thanks for sharing them.
Both of those centers can be drawn with a compass to draft...Maybe there was a small craze for that idea at the time that they had in common?
Gorgeous, anyway!!!

Linda in NC a dit…

Lovely interpretation! I always enjoy seeing what you're working on; I love your taste fabrics.

Kate a dit…

LOVE it! You have done a beautiful job!! (Not boring at all!)

Jenny M a dit…

Beautiful work, so amazing that you have draftd this from a photo! Enjoy the quilt show.

Tim Latimer a dit…

Beautiful! it lost nothing in translation
I love it!

Debby a dit…

Wow! Heel erg mooi! Wat een leuke overeenkomst, de nederlandse en amerkaanse versie. Ben jaloers op je tripje naar Nantes!!

Groetjes Debby

Barb in Mi a dit…

Beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Kathie a dit…

OMG Will this quilt is just amazing, just beautiful
I am so impressed you were able to draft that quilt and make it
boring?????? NEVER inspiring yes! Love looking at your fabric choices and oh a quilt I would love to make too!
thanks for sharing you made my day
now I will be thinking about your quilt and the antique one for days to come I will have to get An's book out and dream
Kathie

pamina a dit…

Oh ! la la, comme il va être beau !

Helen a dit…

Your interpretation of this quilt is amazing. Great choice of fabrics and workmanship. Very well done.

Helen

betty prins a dit…

Wat een mooie quilt is dit, de kleuren zijn heel bijzonder met dat geel erin!
Het adres van de boekwinkel heb ik maar even opgeslagen, voor mij volgende bezoek aan Parijs...

Brigitte Giblin a dit…

bonjour!
je crois que le quilt publie dans le livre japonais, c'est un vieux quilt Hollandais non? dans le livre de An Moonen?
beau travail
je vais commencer un blog pour mon livre bientot
Amities, Brigitte Giblin

quilting Jeannet a dit…

Wat een prachtige quilt heb je hier gemaakt met deze inspiratie, heel goed de uitstraling weten te pakken met de nieuwe stoffen.( het valt niet mee om te plaatsen vanwege dal die letters die ik steeds verkeerd typ vanwege de onleesbaarheid......)

regan a dit…

I'm so glad Barbara Brackman featured you on her post today.....your quilt is stunning! The original quilt in the magazine is certainly an inspiration, and you truly did it justice! Beautiful work, and your fabrics are wonderful. I love everything about it!

Brigitte Giblin a dit…

Bonjour Will,
Le quilt est manifique...tres beau travail! Amitiés Brigitte

Ineke M a dit…

wat een prachtige quilt
ik zou er zo aan willen beginnen!
leuk dat je hem gedeeld hebt met ons

Donna~~ a dit…

Lovely job--simply gorgeous! The fabrics you've used are wonderful--I especially like the blue you used in the center--really sets off the others. I'm also very impressed with how you figured it all out. Thanks so much for sharing!