The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Monday, September 05, 2011

Aging, Me and A Quilt

 We all aging, but instead of thinking about that today, I decided a couple of days ago to dig out some old quilts that I stitched years and years ago, talking maybe 16 years ago, before I found primitive quilts.  I bought this "egg" fabric, liked it because it had bird eggs on it with the name of the bird it came from.  Never put it out on display, and I even made a matching one, somewhat larger.  Colors not me, so in that Cheri Payne tradition, I only had some walnut crystals, mixed that together and sprayed the quilt to dull those bright yellows and blues and give the quilt that aged, primitive look.  Came out okay.  I will use Cheri's recipe next time with the coffee and tea, easier to come by and far less expensive.
Hope everyone had a safe, fun holiday.  Thinking of my home state, Texas, with all the wildfires burning, loss of precious lives and so many homes, land and property.

9 comments:

  1. I could never get the hang of using crystals, I do better with tea and when you sit it out in the sun, gets that true aged look. The quilt is beautiful though and looks nice as it is.

    Debbie

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  2. That is a beautiful quilt; aged or not! Karmen

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  3. Funny how much our tastes change.When I look at my first quilt I wonder how I could have bought the fabrics and used them.
    Your quilt is lovely.

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  4. I've bern thinking about Texas too. I live in Utah but my son lives there. They definitely need cooler weather and RAIN! I love your old quilts - and your new ones!

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  5. I raelly like the design on your quilt. Like you I now like things 'aged'. I've never used really bright primary colours but I may be taking the 'tea' to some of my quilts too.

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  6. Nancy, Everything you do is wonderful. Yes I feel like my age is catching up on me . I left the oven on all night. Oy vey!I had the fans going all night and a ice pack on my head because it was so hoterspe.Ahhh!

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  7. Isn't it amazing what a little 'aging' can do for a quilt *s*

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  8. It's wonderful!I didn't understand how you'd aged it. I know the tea for my cross stitch only.
    Good day!

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  9. I really like this quilt. The egg fabric sounds yummy!

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