The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Folk Art Quilt

My friend, Juliann, of Lining Up My Stitches blog is thinking of making this quilt.  I have always admired this quilt, so folk art, so original and eccentric in it's design.  This picture is courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.  I actually bought the book by Kaffe Fassett, Museum Quilts, years ago for this quilt.  His adaptation would be much easier to stitch.  It has a pieced background instead on the whole cloth for the applique.  As Kaffe said in his description, "there doesn't seem to be a story told or a rhyme or reason to the collection of objects the maker chose to feature."   I think there is.

10 comments:

  1. I've always loved this quilt - and those made similar. It has an interesting story too. I hope she makes a version with shapes that have special meaning for her.

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  2. It looks to me like a combination of things in their life and things they had seen in books and magazines.

    Debbie

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  3. I have that very book sitting in front of me here at the computer. I have thought about making a version of it for a good while now.

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  4. Isn't it wonderful and all this added interest just when my friend and I had decided to finally make it after having the pattern pieces for over a year.

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  5. Hi Nancy, What an undertaking I am impressed your friend is going to have fun!

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  6. Hi Nancy,
    What an amazing quilt.
    I visit the V&A regularly when I'm in London. There textile room has been closed for a while but next time I go I'll try and see this quilt in 'person'.
    It will be a joy when it's finished.
    Hugs, Angela.

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  7. I have seen this quilt before and had fallen for it. I am going to love seeing your progress on this. I think there is a story too.
    I do love Jim`s Cross Quilt picture on your top it is just lovely.

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  8. I don't know if this one has a story but mine certainly will :)

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  9. All I can say is Wow! That is amazing...it might be fun in wool though too!

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  10. That is an amazing quilt! Quite an undertaking. What I don't get is the comment saying there is no rhyme or reason...... but I'm not exactly one who can boast that my thoughts have any rhyme or reason either...

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