16 April 2013

The Little House On The Prairie Quilt

I really love the vintage, traditional feel of this quilt. I can just imagine Laura from Little House on The Prairie having it on her bed! I knew I wanted to create something like this the moment I clapped eyes on the Shelburne Falls collection, so after much fabric petting and stroking I auditioned several other fabrics from my stash to pair up with, in order to make a straightforward four-patch design, alternating with square's. It's a really simple quilt to showcase all the pretty fabrics at their best.
I quilted it with a cross-hatch design, which I haven't tried before. It was a lot simpler than I originally thought! I was worried I might get into quite a pickle with it pulling but I managed it pretty well :) I used Darleene Zimmerman's Mother's Melodies spot in chocolate to bind the quilt, it's a favourite binding for me which I've used here (in blue), and here. The backing fabric is a sweet little print I've had in my stash for quite a while - a perfect fit for this, don't ya' think? :)
I've been thinking lately, I'd love to hang a bunch of my quilts on one of those cute display ladder's - like this! in my living room. Another project for the boy ;) hopefully I'll convince him to make one this weekend! 

How do you store/display your quilts? 
Happy Monday, Jessie, xo

29 comments:

  1. Your fabric selection is perfection!! And your photos are stunning.....love the rolled up....binding pics!!

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  2. That is beautiful! Love the cross hatching :)

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  3. It's a really lovely quilt with a vintage feel and you've captured it brilliantly in your photo's - always something I struggle with! I'd love a ladder display too, I keep looking out for an old wooden ladder that I could refurbish at our local rubbish tip but no luck yet!

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  4. Love it! beautiful mix of colours and prints, you have achieved a great vintage feel.

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  5. such a beautiful quilt

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  6. Great job! I love your new beautiful quilt!!!! J.

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  7. Love this! what a beautiful quilt x

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  8. I love your new quilt! You have done a wonderful job of mixing in some other prints with Shelburne Falls, especially tat pretty brown floral. I am lucky enough to own a ladder for displaying 'some' of my quilts!

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  9. I love this! I'm still working on a quilt collection to display ;)

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  10. It is beautiful. I love everything about it. We either use the quilts or they go on the wall. I have a few vintage ones which are not in condition to do either. I love the ladder idea. I can't do it though. I have two little monkeys who would think it was an indoor jungle gym.

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  11. A gorgeous quilt Jessie!! Love the vintage feel and all the pretty prints!! A ladder is such a cute way to display quilts! Happy week to you! xo Heather

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  12. So, I've pictured a girl in cowboy boots holding a pitchfork standing by this quilt. Perfect 😊

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  13. So cute! I can see Laura hanging this on the clothesline :-) xoxo

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  14. Really fabulous quilt with gorgeous prints, love it xx

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  15. Oh it's so fresh and vibrant, nice job x

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  16. I love your Little House on the Prairie quilt, it is beautiful!
    Helen x

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  17. Sooo beautiful! I love the colours and fabrics and the beige binding fabric is perfect with this! Also, it's so great to be reminded that sometimes the simpler patterns are the most effective!

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  18. I am so in love with this!!!! I really can't say I'm a huge fan of the fabrics on their own, but together they just look amazing!

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  19. What a lovely collors, it's really a lovely quilt!

    Have a nice week, Evelyne

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  20. Just perfect - Laura would have loved it x

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  21. So pretty, I love the red quilting. A lovely touch!

    S x

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  22. fantastic quilt...just sings

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  23. I found this while pootling around this morning, I have been making 4 patch blocks for a scrappy quilt, but when I sewed them into larger blocks hated them. I have decided to steal/borrow/adapt your idea to use my scrappy blocks. I talked about it in my post today and owned up to using your idea.

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  24. What a gorgeous print.I can not but love them.

    chic

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  25. What a beautiful quilt! It really does look like the one Laura and Mary have on their bed on the prairie xxx

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
I love reading each and every one. I try and respond to questions in the comments so other readers can see as well. Best wishes, Jessie