Friday, September 18, 2009

Twenty-Five Patch

My third and final (at this stage) quilt from my earlier quilting life was a quilt I copied directly from Terri Christopherson's beautiful book 'The Best of Black Mountain Quilts'. This book has about 30 beautiful quilts and projects, some of which I wouldn't mind making up in Kaffe fabrics some day.



I love the colours of the small prints and checks, made fresh by the white sashing. Each checkerboard block is stipple quilted in the main colour of that block.

 
 
The white sashing was a great area to try my hand at some free-motion feathers. I didn't mark these out beforehand, just used the needle and thread as my 'pencil'.


 

I was quite happy with how the feathers turned out.



This quilt was finished about 5 years ago and you can see I was starting to wander across to the brighter, fresher colours (though as I've said previously, I still do love the antique-type look, I just don't tend to sew it much at the moment). It's interesting to see how your tastes change over the years.

 

There hasn't been much sewing around here with sickness in the house, but what is going on here....?



Something is brewing!!


27 comments:

Christine said...

This is funny, I made the same quilt using kaffe Fasset plains and stripes.
Must find a picture

cheers
Christine

Quilts on Bastings said...

That is a lovely quilt - great quilting, I love those feathers.

I can't wait to see what is brewing ..

Lizzie said...

I would be surprised if something wasn't brewing?? Hope everyone one is mending well now that the sun is shining and it's NOT windy today sshhhhh!!
Lizzie
XXX

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

What a lovely quilt Cathy - you know I love all simple geometric design, and this is just great! Can't wait to see what you do with the FMF fabrics, my favorites! Ohh stash envy...

Rita

wishes, true and kind said...

Your early quilts are outstanding. You are some kind of quilting prodigy! Good looking fabrics, and I envy you the Flea Market Fancy!

Lurline said...

Gorgeous quilt - maybe we should all do a Kaffe using the same pattern, lol....
Hugs - Lurline♥

jean said...

Hi Cathy
Another beautiful quilt. You inspire me.
I hope your household is on the road to recovery now

Adele said...

Hello Cathy

I just love that gorgerous quilt.

Good job. How you going with Block 2 of the Sue Ross BOM :)

Adele xx

Janet said...

It's true, our tastes change and there's more fabric out there now. You must share how you store your stash someday. I love the quilt, it's a really good pattern for all sorts of fabrics. The quilted feathers are great in the sashing too.
Hope the family is well.

Stina said...

Love this one too.. love squares.. and I like the background you chosed... nice contrast to the quilt... :o)

Karen said...

...ur work is amazing...love the feathers on the 25-patch. Also love ur blog topper...it looks like stained glass.The colors are great!

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous quilt Cathy...love what's brewing too!

comfortstitching said...

It really is astonishing how your fabric taste's change! Mine have considerably over the last year.
Love that 25 patch, all those squares!!!!

Stephanie said...

Perhaps we all have a former quilting life. I know my taste has changed and have definitely crossed the border into brighter fabrics. Beautiful quilt and quilting. Can't wait to see what you're up to next. Oh how I'd LOVE some of the green leafy Flea Market Fancy. Wishing you good health.

alobsiger said...

OK, blogspot ate my comment. Let's see, what did I say? Oh yes, love the Black Mountain designs. The block would look wonderful in Kaffe prints and shot cottons, no?! Hoping you and yours are feeling better. We had a sore throat complaint this morning which I'm hoping amounts to nothing. And those are some very pretty pretties you are working with and teasing us with. :-) Have fun!

ranette said...

Always inspiration from you Cathy....you should start a group making this quilt from Kaffe fabrics, I'd join!

Oh boy you've got me very curious to see what you're working on now.

Jody said...

what a lovely piece!!!! Thanks for sharing that

Karen said...

Can't wait to see what is brewing!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Those fabrics will make a great brew!

Janet said...

Beautifully done. Your quilting is perfect, good choice of feathers in sashing and stippling in blocks. Your pics of whats brewing has peeked my interest.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Your quilting is great! Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve...

One Flew Over said...

Sensational work...yet again. Feathers are beautiful!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous Feathers, and another beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see what you do with that fabric.

Sue said...

OMG you have sprouts in Porch!!!!! Lucky you. Can't wait to see what is brewing.

Rafael's Mum said...

Oh do tell what you are doing with those lovely fabrics.... I am sure you have another beauty in mind! can't wait!!

Vivian said...

Lovely quilt. I did a version some time ago after I saw the one in the Black Mountain Qs book and then another on the cover of a Fons & Porter magazine. Every one different, and every one pretty as a picture.

Kim said...

Great quilt and quilting! The feathers look great! Can't wait to see what's coming up next! Those fabrics look yummy!