Thursday, March 25, 2010

Roberta Horton Plaids

Well, National Quilting Day proved to be more like National Basting Day for me. I basted some little tops to have ready for hand quilting, and haven't spent much time in the sewing room since. So, I thought that I would show you one of my quilts for napping/reading. This was made from the Roberta Horton plaids. I remember buying small amounts of all of them. In anticipation of making what, I don't remember.
The pillow on the settee began life as a reticule, I believe. It had a casing with a drawstring of the same fabric. The linen fabric is so beautiful, that I wanted to see more of it. Three edges were already sewn, so the casing and drawstring just got tucked down inside, and one more seam made a pillow. Couldn't have been much easier! Here is a detail of the quilt. I quilted it with embroidery thread using a big stitch. It must have been the "thing to do" at the time. There is no give to the thread, which has caused breakage of the stitches. Perhaps that's why that type of quilting isn't done much! Oh well, it's not the first one of my quilts to be used, and somewhat abused. My dog still likes to lie on it when it's on my lap, so it's serving it's purpose.
Vicki and I are attending the local String A Long quilt show tomorrow, so we should have some great quilts to post!

7 comments:

Karen said...

I have always liked the Roberta Horton plaids.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh gosh...love plaids and big stitch together..it works and is wonderful!

Ann Champion said...

I love your plaid quilt! It has such a comfortable look. It's the kind of quilt you can snuggle up in. :)

libbyquilter said...

definately looks like there should be a really good novel right there close by somewhere . . . and a cup of hot cocoa . . .

:)
libbyQ

Lori said...

That looks like a wonderful snuggle quilt!!

Mam said...

A perfect nap time quilt. Love the orientation of vertical and horizontal plaids, never thought of that.

taylorsoutback said...

Seeing your Roberta Horton plaids was like running into a long ago friend you just don't see often enough...During the '90's when I had my shop, those plaids were highly coveted and always a joy to work with - such a beautiful feel to the fabric and they appliqued so well. I still have a little bin of those and you would recognize many of them in some of my "vintage" quilt projects.
Thanks so much for sharing...