Sunday, September 10, 2017

Whites

Betty has started hand stitching another beautiful quilt. The simplicity of the colour palette and the block are combining to create a spectacular result.














It's a simple little block and she's relying on the texture of embroidered vintage white linens to make it sing. It's working!














There's a sprinkling of colour in each of the block that keeps your eye moving and looking for more.














The blocks will finish at about 3" and she'll lay them out in a woven pattern, creating just a little more texture as she goes.














It. Is. Stunning!
















The heavy embroidery on some of the pieces combined with lace are spectacular. She is toying with tea dying it when it is all together to give it a more golden/honey tone but has some time to decide on that. In the meantime, she's having fun painting with whites....M

19 comments:

Suzanne said...

What an inspiring idea! I love it. I use embroidered pieces in quilts too, but not in a sewn pattern. I look forward to seeing the finished top.

scraphappy said...

So much beautiful texture.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Truly gorgeous. I have a stack of vintage linens and embroideries. I wonder if I'm brave enough . . .

Quilting Babcia said...

Fabulous work. This is going to be very special!

moosecraft said...

Love it! Looking forward to seeing more of it!

Julierose said...

Just beautiful--what a wonderful way to use vintage linens...hugs, Julierose

Kate said...

Such a good idea - this is totally awesome!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

This is just the most wonderful idea and what a beauty of a quilt it will make.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an unusual idea for a quilt. It's going to be SPECTACULAR!!!

tubakk said...

So inspireing, thank you. I have thought about a quilt like that for a long time. So maybe this is the time to start?

Kyle said...

These blocks are stunning with the crisp white of the linens and the spattering of colored embroidery.

Cathy said...

Tell Betty I just love this! (and I may steal her idea some day since I have a lot of vintage linens).

Louise said...

Love this! It will be an heirloom when it's finished.

Anonymous said...

WOW that Betty sure knows how to pull things together. I recall the quilt she made from linen tea towels. Maybe you need to do a little feature on that one to remind us of how great it is to repurpose fabrics that no longer seem to appeal to the masses. What a wonderful quilt and heirloom this will be. Will have to start saving some old white embroidered linens--would love to do a quilt like this. All the best in your quilting adventures. Betty is the queen of thrifty quilts for sure! xo Lindianna

audrey said...

Love the idea! It's going to be a fabulous quilt!

Julie said...

This is going to be beautiful, I love the texture and details which the embroidery brings to this project.

Leeanne said...

Love what you are doing with those beautiful vintage linens! I have recently completed a quilt for one of my customers and she too used vintage linens in a creative way.

Ann said...

I agree with all the other comments; beautiful use of vintage linens.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a lovely way to use these vintage linens! Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'