The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, September 16, 2011

Red, White and Blue

 I was looking for some red, white and blue fabrics for a friend in Texas from my quilting group who has friends that lost their quilts and fabrics in the recent fires.  Their guild make lots of quilts for soldiers and lost 40 quilts.  I knew I had some fabrics in that color way and found another unfinished quilt top using Minick & Simpson fabrics that I started when?

 Not my usual style, but I was taken with the horses.  And this is quite terrible, but it was many years ago and I tend to forget about quilts, fabric, unless it's sitting out where I can see it and I can't remember if I the received the fabrics as a win or a gift.    Sewed the strips on batting first and then put it away for some reason.  So I started the needle turn applique today.  Then will add the backing and quilt.
Here's my inspiration, Minick & Simpson, '3 Brothers Farm',  the horses and the stars.

11 comments:

  1. Love this quilt! Glad you found it to finish it!

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  2. I love how it came out, love your version and will be wonderful all quilted.

    Debbie

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  3. you definitely may be inspired by another's design but when done it's all you...

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  4. I think it's a great quilt - it immediately caught my eye in Google Reader and I zoomed it - that doesn't happen very often now as I have a jaded pallette. I love the way you have given the pattern your own spin - it is a real folk art quilt.

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  5. I love this quilt!
    how can you part with that one!
    it would look great hanging in your home!
    Kathie

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  6. I love it, too! The colors are so rich ~ and love the idea of sewing the background to a backing ~ even I could this!! I'm not a quilter at all but really admire all the time and creativity!!

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  7. I love the original pattern, but love what you did with the horses and stars even more. Karmen

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  8. Love the quilt! I know what you mean about out of sight, out of mind. I saw someone working on a quilt recently, and though, I have that! I bought the kit 20 years ago and haven't seen it since.

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  9. I love the both!
    My daughter love horses and want to breed horses. I'll try to find this pattern for her!
    Have a good day, Mickaëla from France.

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  10. I see your inspiration and how things came into being. I have a simple quilt top using red, white, & blues from Minnick & Simpson. It is a rail fence of some kind. I could simply add some horses. I like the M&S pattern but never purchased it.

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