The Grandmother's Fan Quilt

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on the quilt in progress. I'm slowly getting there with only the binding to go. I thought I should share what happened to the the first stash of 1930's fabrics in the mean time.

I had been looking for something that I could hand piece and decided on a Grandmother's Fan. In between gathering the fabrics and starting the quilt, I came up with a strategy to do it all by machine and so the hand piecing went out the window.

It was certainly a slow work in progress. Started in June 2004 and not finished until the binding was sewn on in June 2007 (it was one of the things in my crazy pre-baby to do list).

It took some time to find the right yolky yellow, not too lemon and not too brownish. The backing is a Trelise Cooper remnant from The Fabric Warehouse. Despite it's long journey, the quilt is still one of my favourites. When we started to redecorate the spare room for Little e's imminent move, I knew just where it would go.

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  1. It's lovely! Great colour choices again.

  2. Oh wow, it is lovely! Are the 1930's fabrics actual vintage pieces or are they reproductions of 30's designs?

  3. so pretty! i love how you quilted it too. amazing!

  4. This is so pretty - did you quilt it free motion on the machine? It looks amazing.

  5. I don't often comment but I gotta on this one! Grandmother's Fan is fantabulous! Full of rich warm colors and energy! Love your setting style on this one also. Great Job!


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