The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Block One from the Pictorial Quilt from Harriet Powers

This is a closeup of block one from the Pictorial Quilt, courtesy of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 
As described by Harriet Powers, the first block,
Job praying for his enemies.  Jobs crosses.  Jobs coffin.
Using my Pattern Book to scan the images and enlarge them and then I use the computer monitor like a light box to trace the applique pieces onto freezer paper.
I'm using my stash to make the quilt, spent the last two days searching for fabric in two boxes of scraps, big boxes.  So funny, or not, that I recognized fabric from 20 years ago.  Trying to stay close to the color range from the original, but more intent in using the fabrics that I have.


9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see how yours comes out.

    Debbie

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  2. I am glad that you have made a start on this quilt. I will be watching your progress. Someday I hope to find one of those books.

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  3. I love hunting for fabrics for a new start. Wish I'd been a fly on the wall to see yours.

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  4. I love sorting through fabrics, although not the time it takes. I am always surprised at what I find.
    I'm pleased you have stsrted the quilt and will enjoy watching your progress.
    Hugs, Angela.

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  5. It's fantastic! Kiss from France !

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  6. That is really neat! I love applique. Applique and scrappy quilts.

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  7. What a fun quilt to be making!

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  8. What a quilt this is going to be. Can't even imagine tackling such a project!

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  9. Wow, what a wonderful project! I can't wait to watch your progress. And congrats for using your stash. I have such a hard time digging into mine. After all, doesn't "stash" mean you're squirreling it away?!

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