Sunday, April 12, 2015

My Latest Obession--The 1718 Coverlet!


Ever since my dear friend, Katell, posted about The 1718 Coverlet 
last January, my quilting mind has been able to think of little else.

  
I've been gathering fabrics, 




Piecing little 5 inch blocks,




 and brushing up on my appliqué skills.




They have a plan to finish the quilt by the end of the year.
Not me.  I'm giving myself until 2018.




I also went to see the tulips in LaConner / Mt. Vernon Washington, last weekend.  
Always a stunning show!









27 comments:

Diane said...

I love your fabric choices. I am having fun with this quilt along too. It's a little bit addictive. :)

Julie Fukuda said...

Slow and steady wins the race ... or so they say, but why race on a quilt?

LuAnn said...

I just ordered that book last week. Obsession is about the right word. I haven't started yet, but I might cave anytime. I love your blocks.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Yay for you doing the coverlet!! I love your blocks so far. I think it's great idea to give yourself until 2018, and take time to savour the experience. Such a beautiful field of tulips, they really are such a beautiful flower.

Christine Feldstein said...

Beautiful obsession! Your gift for associating colors and your skill will make for sure a masterpiece of a quilt... slowly but steadily.

Judy Martin said...

Very nice to read this post about the 1718 coverlet. I am making something as well using the wide variety of blocks as inspiration. I didn't know that there was a quilt a long and shall go and check that out. Just wanted to say that what you have done so far looks fab.

Tonya Ricucci said...

it's beautiful. I'd say feel free to swap out blocks and make it your own.

the girlfriend gap said...

AHH the best part of spring..... Tulips! I had no idea there were tulip fields in Washington. I thought I had to go to Holland to see such a sight. Beautiful!!! There is a town 20 miles from where I live that has a tulip festival every year. Pella, Iowa. I so look forward to Spring each year. They plant thousands of bulbs.

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful twist on the coverlet :) Already can see it is going to be wonderful. Janita

em's scrapbag said...

The tulips are breath taking. Can see your obsession with the bock. Love the quilt!

Julierose said...

I just ordered the book, too--your blocks are very pretty--love the fabrics you've chosen. What a wonderful long term project. hugs, Julierose

Quilteuse Forever said...

Perfect sewing and piecing for your first blocks, and how happy your colors are! Just as happy as the tulip field.

I will begin this quilt along in July probably... or sooner?

Karen said...

Good fabric choices and I like the applique block very much.

Sujata Shah said...

A lovely project LeeAnn, I look forward to seeing your progress. I love your choice of fabrics.
The tulip fields are so inviting.. Thanks for the picture!

beth s said...

Looking forward to 2018. ;)

Marit said...

Oh so pretty! Love the idea of a slow project.
; )

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Good idea to allow yourself extra time! I haven't started the April blocks yet--maybe in May?!?

audrey said...

Love that you're giving yourself until 2018! Too funny.:) It's a great pattern. I have enjoyed all the ones I've seen so far. So pretty to see the tulips too. I'm excited that we might actually get to see them ourselves this year--finally!

Hilacha (loose strand) said...

You're brave to start such a noteworthy undertaking! I've seen Katell's article, and have told myself that I need to learn more and have more experience before I start such a project...
Keep it up (slowly but steadily) and encourage us to follow your steps.
Oh! and i love the tulips!

Barb said...

looking forward to watching your progress on this!
wow those tulips are amazing!!!

smazoochie said...

It's an amazing quilt -- so old! By hand?!?
Oh, the tulip fields are so beautiful!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

What an exciting project! I love complex pieced quilts, one gets to use so many different prints in one quilt. Can't wait to see your interpretation of the quilt.

Annemieke said...

Your colours are great (as always:). I can imagine it is addictive. Seeing you working at it almost make me start it....but I have to finish others. How nice those tulips! For a moment I thought you were close to my home. We have a lot of bulb fields at the moment. I didn't know you had them too?!
Groetjes
Annemieke

fiberchick said...

Well no moss grows on your machine:) Your 1718 blocks are gorgeous!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

It's certainly a stunning quilt... hard to stop once started I'd imagine! I love your fabric choices! Great pic of the tulips, beautiful!

Helen said...

Looks like my cuppa tea!

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

It's going to be a great quilt. I love the colours.

Kim said...

I have the beautiful book but so have resisted until a finish a few other things :0). Your quilt is a beauty, take your time and enjoy the process.
Ahhhh I always wanted to see the fields of tulips blooming...how amazing! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Happy Sewing