Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Late Scrappy Wednesday


I've been a little MIA which happens when I get into quilting mode.  Also, some secret sewing is happening that can't be revealed for another month.  Some time has been spent tending to preserving gifted vegies, caring for Mom, and some ME time.


I shared this with my guild at our Tuesday outdoor social meeting.  This is a very poor chart that someone share with Bonnie Hunter and as soon as I saw it on her blog several years ago, I knew I had to research it and reproduce it.  It's hard to read, but this is a museum piece in Ireland and actually has a bit of 'shirtail' heritage to family.


This took several years to make as I collected bits of fabric in specific colors - lots of little bins filled over time.  When there was enough for a row, it was stitch and more fabric collected - row by row it grew.  Now it is ready to be quilted.   

Stay Safe and Healthy,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

23 comments:

  1. Wow!! That quilt is a work of art Sharon, just beautiful!

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  2. Wow busy lady.I ....LOVE....THAT....QUILT. SOOOO COOL.

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  3. Wow beautiful and can’t wait to see it quilted.

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  4. Completely amazing. Just beautiful.

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  5. Wow! Fantastic job recreating that old design. It is wonderful.

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  6. Amazing work. Will be an heirloom.
    Pat

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  7. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous quilt! When I saw that chart, it looked like cross-stitch, and the quilt kind of looks like that too. I’ve never seen a chart like that for making a quilt. Interesting and beautiful. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it off.

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  8. Beautiful quilt. I love that a cross stitch piece could become a quilt. Gives me great ideas. Thanks for showing this.

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  9. Love the top that you have together. It's fun to have a bit of a story to go along with a quilt. It will be beautiful when it's finished. I'm glad your guild is still able to meet. Ours hasn't met since February other than on our Facebook group.

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  10. I am speechless .. that is beautiful!! A cross-stitched pattern? Now a quilt? Gorgeous and ... whoops forgot I was speechless. Thank you for sharing this beauty and the story!

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  11. that is a gorgeous quilt..wow--talk about a labor of love;))
    Hugs from afar julierose

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  12. A few years ago, while visiting my daughter in Boston, we roamed through the Fine Arts Museum (I think that was the one). There was a tile floor from Italy (possibly the Tuscany region) that had been transported and was being restored. The intricate borders, colors, and small squares of your quilt remind me of that beautiful floor. I can definitely see how it took years to produce. It's absolutely stunning.

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  13. That is an amazing design to reproduce... great job! We need to see more photos of it!

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  14. Looks like needlepoint! Lovely

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  15. Oh Sharon... it's gOrgeOus...you should be very proud of yourself.

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  16. It is absolutely gorgeous!!! Hugs,

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  17. Wow! That's an amazing quilt.

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  18. You going to call it Tile Floor?

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  19. Wow, that is an amazing quilt, it must have thousands of little bits!

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