Thursday, April 23, 2015

First Three Rows of the 1718 Coverlet


I'm having so much fun with the 1718 Coverlet!



The first three rows are sewn together.



I'm sticking with the original colors as much as I can, 
adding a few Dutch repro prints, plus some stripes and dots.  




I'm also simplifying some of the blocks. 
This project is addictive!

20 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

I've had the book for months but as of yet haven't started...love how yours is coming along!

Julierose said...

Your 1718 blocks are just lovely! i have the book but haven't begun ...hugs, Julierose

Nat Palaskas said...

So far so gorgeous! I got a book now too and hope to make one from vintage Japanese silk! Thanks for sharing. Did you used English paper piecing method?

Hugs
Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

You're making great progress!! Your blocks look wonderful and your fabric formula of dots stripes and following the colours is working perfectly.

Tonya Ricucci said...

cute

Karen said...

I like how you centered the flower in your block.

Quilteuse Forever said...

C'est un début somptueux !
The balance between all your chosen fabrics is perfect. Thus you have so many styles! Great beginning.

smazoochie said...

I'm enjoying seeing this classic quilt being updated.
I'm eager to see your swans!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very cool blocks---love the fussy cut centers!

MadHappyCrafter said...

i adore this! this is from a book? wow. i love the vibrant colors and your additions, which fit in well.

Marit said...

You are off to a beautiful start. Love the warmth of your chosen fabrics.
; )

Annemieke said...

So much fun to look at!!! Did you buy the Dutch repro prints in Amsterdam? (webshop) I don't think you will need a few years to finish this ;)
Groetjes
Annemieke

Barb said...

you are really moving along!!
Your fabric mix is so interesting and fun to look at.
Glad you are having so much fun with this project. It shows.

Helen said...

Oh, this looks like SO much fun! I need another addiction here...

Teresa Rawson said...

How did I miss hearing about this book?!? I love your new obsession! Your fabric selection is so spot on...

audrey said...

What a fabulous rendition! Love the fabrics you're using. The color combo's are wonderful.:)

Christine Feldstein said...

I understand your addition to this project! I recognize some fabrics I have and I must say you have a talent to match them!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love how your own design sensibilities shine through.

Victoria said...

So impressive!! It looks great! I bought the book a few months back, but haven't gotten past the contemplative stages yet... not sure if I ever will, but a girl can dream! Looking forward to seeing your beauty progress!

Linda said...

Really beautiful!