The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bible and Story Quilts by Harriet Powers

 Thanks to Kathie from Inspired by Antique Quilts, I bought this little book last year because I was overwhelmed after seeing the two quilts that Harriet Powers made back in the late 1880's depicting scenes from the bible and her own life stories. Lots of information in this little book about Harriet Powers and the stories behind her images. So after receiving lots of lots of photos from Kathie that she had taken at a museum of the Pictorial quilt a few weeks ago, which is the one on the cover, I have put it on my mission of quilts to produce.  The second picture is the Bible quilt.
I went to the big city yesterday for a doc appointment, went very well, and while there, was able to buy the background fabric for which ever quilt I decide to make, it's Roclon muslin, a fabric Cherie told me about, good quality muslin and a great price.  Drying it now and it feels aged, that's a good thing, will use it also to back Jim's Cross quilt so I can finish it.  I have three more cross quilts to make for his family.  I can tell when I talk to them that they would like to have something made from one of his shirts. 

4 comments:

  1. So glad to hear you have the OK from the Doc.
    Watch out for those bears and snakes and enjoy your quilting. Your blocks are looking wonderful with the embellishments.

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  2. I share your fascination with Harriet! I made a Bible Quilt that was a Jan Patek design but I think it is a great idea to try and recreate the original. Keep us posted!

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  3. This is going to be great! I have long looked over those blocks in my book and thought about remaking them. For now, I will stick with my BOM from Jan.

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  4. I have wanted to do a similar quilt to these for a good while.

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