I’ve been having some fun piecing this Modern Quilt top with Kona Solids. I’ve decided not to quilt it until I get back from the US in February. So it is yet another WIP. It went together fairly quickly, I had it all pieced in two days. The pattern is from the magazine called Quilty, issue 7
Modern Quilt top WIP. Kona Solids
Well, well, well……It’s not secret that I love Vintage Barkcloth. I’ve resurrected this treasure, that has no doubt been tucked up the back of someone’s cupboard for the past 70 years. I’ve quilted it with a simple leaf pattern. Pictures don’t do this fabulous textile justice. Would you just look at the texture in this little beauty – I love you Barkcloth! I could just eat you all up, Nom, Nom, Nom…..
Vintage Barkcloth fabric
Vintage Barkcloth centre fabric
My addiction to Vintage textiles lives on yet another day. I had been saving (my husband calls it hoarding), this beautiful piece of Barkcloth for about 7-8 years. I couldn’t decide what it’s next form in life was going to be until I settled with the idea that it needed to be a quilt. I had considered making it into a bolero jacket but decided the 80’s crop wasn’t it’s fit. As barkcloth is quite thick it wasn’t practical to cut it up and sew it back together so I simply put a border on it and quilted it (have Gammill, will quilt). In it’s last life it was a curtain. I still have the other length but it has a small hole in it and the condition is not nearly as good as this piece.
Barkcloth gets its name from a primitive fabric which is made from the fibers of tree bark found in tropical and subtropical countries. The colourful era for this textile was the 1940’s-1950’s. These are my favourite years for delectable textile, the designs are fabulous. The texture is thicker and is suitable for soft furnishing such as curtains & cushions. If Granny has any of this sensational textile hidden in the back of her cupboard, offer to off load it in my direction for a whole lot of new love…… *wink*.
My latest work in progress (WIP) – 1930’s crosses on Kona White.
I don’t think I live without Kona white these days…..
1930’s reproduction fabrics with White Kona Cotton solid.
This cute Lantern quilt was finished a couple of weeks ago and I thought it would be rude not to share it!
The fabrics used are Leicen and fine Japanese lawns with White Kona Cotton solid. The tassels are hand stitched with Black DMC # 5.
The quilting pattern is Asian fans and ribbons.
Back of Lantern quilt.