The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Monday, September 25, 2006

Kentucky Sun

I made this quilt about two months ago, called Kentucky Sun and is based on this antique quilt from the book Kentucky Quilts. I laid out the fabrics on batting, cutting them free handed and then appliqued them using the raw edge method. So as I appliqued, I was also quilting the top. Once done, I painted the fabrics with walnut crystals to get the darker colors I was striving for.

5 comments:

  1. Another beauty. You have some terrific quilts. Can you tell me about the walnut crystals? I often want a darker, aged look to my quilts that I can't achieve with the fabrics I purchase. I have tea-dyed, coffee-dyed and now have a concoction of coffee and tea that I use. While I achieve my desired look, it can be smelly to start out with and will fade out when washed.
    Why is is when I drip coffee on my blouse the stain is permanent? When I put it on my quilt, on purpose, it washes right away *s*?

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  2. Very cool - thanks for sharing your process, as well as the final product!

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  3. Oh yes, another one I absolutely love! and I do love the colors. Now how did I miss that you darkened it with walnut crystals! I never picked up on that!

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  4. Your quilt is really stunning ! A work of art....

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  5. I am eally impressed by your quilts and your foto's! This one is so great. a rare antique quilt and it have so much feeling in it! You reproduced it perfect I think !

    Your quilts inspired me so much ! Thanks

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