When I place this top section above the middle section you can see the overall design begin to emerge. You can see the red stars that were removed from my Birds in the Loft quilt. There are three in the picture below and there is one more in the bottom section. Most of the rosettes were removed from the same quilt (and they were already stitched together) so that is why this quilt is coming together so quickly.
The next step is to add the pale green border to the bottom section, make the corner fillers and sew all three sections together into a quilt top. The end is in sight! Yahoo!
The next issue of Quiltmania should be in my mailbox any day now and I am looking forward to the second installment of Leigh Lattimore's Brinton Hall quilt which was inspired by the Brereton bed hangings. The original quilt was made by Anna Margaretta Brereton (nee Lloyd) of Brinton Hall. I was contacted by her 3x great granddaughter and she provided me with some wonderful information about the original quilt which was made in 1800. What I found particularly interesting was that the quilt has undergone at least two remodels. The first was in 1820 or 1830 and at that time diagonal inset strips were added by another quilt maker. One hundred years later it was cut in half vertically and reworked. There was no explanation for either revision to the quilt.
Leigh's interpretation of the bed hangings is much more colourful. I am seriously tempted to create my own interpretation but not until I finish one or two other things. For now I'll share a picture of what I've done so far. The centre section of seven medallions and the long strips at the edges are all thread basted to the pieced background. The blue looks quite vivid on my monitor but it is actually a dull, dusty blue.
There is a narrow 3/4" border to be added to this but I won't stitch it down until I've finished the applique. Are you making a Brinton Hall quilt? If you post pictures on your blog please leave a comment with a link to your blog post so we can all see what you are doing! So far I know of or have found the following:
- LuAnn of Loose Threads is here;
- Nan of Do It Right Quilter is here;
- Nathalie of Les Tresors de Nath is here;
- Cecile of Inspirations is here;
- Kelly of Always Applique is here and
- Katy of Katy Quilts is here.
So beautiful-your quilts are always an inspiration to me-hugsReplyDelete
Love your Brinton Hall, especially the dusky blue! I was tempted to join in, but I have so many things I need to finish first :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure your interpretation would be fabulous - this one already is.ReplyDelete
Oh my...! Yours is so gorgeous and I really love your Green parrot !!ReplyDelete
Great work Karen ! :)
Quiltmania 108 was in my mailbox yesterday, so I'm working like mad to get my center medallions put together. Thanks for the link to my blog. Your center and Green Parrot both look great.ReplyDelete
The green parrot quilt is looking fabulous, so much patience you have to do this work.ReplyDelete
Can you imagine cutting a quilt in half?ReplyDelete
Great to see what you are doing - both projects are growing beautifully!!ReplyDelete
(No I cant imagine cutting a quilt in half Carla lol)ReplyDelete
Lovely that you have had some input about the Brinton with a family member too, it brings the original and its maker(s) alive to us.
Love the way your Brinton is evolving and frankly, I really like the way the corners are clipped on the Green Parrot!
As a design element, it works beautifully!
Wow, Karen, stunning! I am just amazed by your work!ReplyDelete
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Found you through Good Earth Quilts, and am now a follower. Loved the quilt show - am so often amazed at how quilters can take the same pattern and come up with so many different looks.ReplyDelete
Looking good Karen! I am peddling as fast as I can, In the process of fabric selection. Thank you so much for mentioning my Blog. You do some great work on the Green Parrot quilt. Like the setting.ReplyDelete
OK, now just because I haven't read everything you've ever posted, (hands on hips) you are one crafty gal. You and I both love Quiltmania! :)ReplyDelete
I'm going to show whaty hexie's are doing. Take care, great quilts. OMG you must have six pairs of hands.ReplyDelete
I can Reading, sewing and talking at the same time. I'm a quick 'sewer', but it doesn't so fast as you do. The parrot is so nice. The colours, light and dark, are perfect. I like to see te progress. Groetjes, DientjeReplyDelete
Your work is amazing! I love your version of Brinton Hall and appreciate the links to others that are working on this. It might be just the motivation I need to keep going! Interesting about the revisions! So many stories these pieces could tell.ReplyDelete
Love both of these pieces, of course, sitting on my hands until I finish Value Prop!!ReplyDelete