Wendy's challenge today was to "quilt" a card from our scraps. I went at it a little backwards. I have a wonderful little "postcard book" from Shelburne Museum in VT of quilts in their collection. I saw one that looked like my PTI paper scraps would be perfect. It was an appliqued Fruit Basket quilt in these colors(or similar). It was from PA and made between 1875-1900...guess they date them by the fabrics used. So I used my PTI scraps to make it. It turned out to be 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" because of the diagonally set "block".....that's how it was on the original. The fruit was shaded on the original too. I don't know how they did that!
Date: Friday, April 9, 2010 GMT Views: 550
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 81006
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 @ 8:04 AM
This is so like a flower basket I made on a knitting bag once. Love those dark rich colours, and great sponging on the oranges.Do you think we'll see a lot of buttons today? I used one on my sentiment just like you did :D.
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39843
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 @ 4:37 PM
OMGosh, this is stunning. Wow quality for sure. TFS :0)
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