Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Antique blocks

Last October when I met Bonnie she surprised me with these lovely antique blocks. I want to make a mini quilt with a few of these blocks. I can't decide if I will use the blues with shirting's to make a two color quilt or use these blocks and add a few more and make it scrappy. I already found a nice backing and binding fabric. I'm washing these fabrics a few times to give it the right antique feel which goes with these blocks.

Lucy



ps.

Some pictures I took this week of the small corner of the world where I live.



33 comments:

Kathie said...

great pictures Lucy oh I love those antique quilt blocks can't wait to see what you decide, maybe you just need to make 2 mini quilts
Kathie

ria vogelzang said...

What lovely little blocks!! I can imagine it's difficult to decide.But whatever you decide it's going to look just great; just because those little blocks look so great!
Greetz from Ommen.

Willeke said...

The antique blocks look gorgeous. I can see why you want the other fabrics to have a similar look. The other pictures are beautiful too.

Rachel D. said...

No matter what you choose, I know the result will be gorgeous, as usual. You live in a beautiful corner of the world. Does the snow that arrived yesterday night in Belgium reached your home ? Regards.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Lovely old blocks. I love blocks with square elements. It will be fun to see what you decide to do, Lucy. So glad you are blogging again.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Lucy,
I love the trees that are cut that way along the canals--I have a painting by a friend from Raalte with those trees (and a Maas cow.
What is the name of those trees?
Beautiful blocks--I look forward to what you make with them.

Janet said...

Those antique blocks are wonderful - what an awesome gift! I can't wait to see what you do with them. Your winter pictures have a quiet beauty to them.

Eva said...

Love this landscape! I looks like home to me. Just around the corner. And the quilt parts are so beautiful with their aged look and the rippled surface. What a still life -- together with this furniture and basket!

Maria said...

I love that mini quilt! It's great!
Love that antique feel you're giving to these fabrics.
Beatiful photos too.

Jenny said...

Very happy to have some news ... As usual, every thing is perfect ! Your blue blocs look already antiques ... Thanks for all ! You show us the right way !

Corrie said...
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Corrie said...

Dag Lucy,
gisteren kreeg ik op mijn weblog een reactie op een logje van juni 2008. Ik las die reactie en zag daar ineens een reactie boven staan die ik nooit had gezien, het was de jouwe! Wat vind ik dát jammer. Ik ben vandaag meteen jouw weblog uitgebreid gaan bekijken en ik heb genoten.
Ik zag allerleerst dat je niet ver bij mij vandaan woont en Beeckesteijn is een heel vertrouwd beeld voor me omdat ik vroeger in Beverwijk op school zat en een vriendin in Velsen had. Ik zag verder erg leuke foto's van je kinderen en een gewéldig stuk muziek van je DH! Ook een schattig handgebreid beertje kwam voorbij en vele mooie foto's van Amerika.
Last but not least, een fantastische merklap, je prachtige quilts (vooral op die schattige poppenquiltjes ben ik verliefd), de mooie foto's die je ervan maakt in je erg leuke interieur, kortom ik voeg je heel graag toe aan mijn bloglijst als je het goed vindt, dan kan ik je volgen met heel veel plezier.
Hartelijke groeten van Corrie:
www.wittebroodjes.web-log.nl

Ann's blog said...

Lucy, I love your antique blocks, I am making a quilt similar to this using the pale blue and shirting fabrics for my son's 21st later in the year. I am sewing by hand and your photo inspired me to keep on going! Your blog is wonderful. Ann

Lurline said...

Your antique blocks are wonderful - looking forward to seeing the antique quilt now!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Quilts And Pieces said...

Those are awesome blocks! I found some back in Oct when I went on retreat. I need to put them in a top yet, and then I want to hand quilt it. Now you have inspired me to get them back out!

Sonnja said...

Je blokken zien er heel mooi uit en je maak ook mooie winter foto's.
Beren groetjes,

Beertje Zonn

Leyla said...

I love antique quilt, and the pictures are very nice.
Have a nice weekend
Leyla

Meredith said...

There is something special about antique (older) quilt blocks. Looking forward to see what you create with them.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the one of the antique blocks...they look so special.

Janet said...

I always enjoy looking at your photos. The blocks have promise, will look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Very cute...and I love your winter pics, Tracey

Jenni said...

Lucky you - I'd go with the whole lot together as the colours would all look good together.

Valentina said...

Lucy, What lovely blocks! Can't wait to see what they will become in your hands. I am also looking forward to seeing more of your jacob's ladder.
Thanks for the breathtaking pictures!
Zoals altijd, met vriendelijke groetjes uit Cyprus,
Valentina

CathyCosby said...

Lucy, I love your blog, I am a fairly new quilter and I am so addicted to it now. I love these pictures, where are you from it is gorgous.

Cathy (Utah)

Miri said...

These are lovely blocks...I never thought to wash several times the new fabrics I use with vintage blocks-great idea! Looking forward to seeing what you do with these blocks. I'm finally doing a 2-color quilt-a yellow and white drunkard's path (I just posted about it).

julieQ said...

Love your old, wonderful blocks! Very pretty pictures, last ones I saw were snowy!

vivi said...

lucy! those blocks are lovely
and also the pictures, it looks like fall! I specially like the one with the plants moving in the wind
:)

Moorea said...

Lucy,
The blocks are adorable- your taste is impeccable, the finished product will be eagerly anticipated! Thanks for the landscapes- your snow has melted! It sure is beautiful there. We are enjoying very cold weather for Northern California. But the plants are starting to push up
and I cannot wait to get into the garden!
Have a very nice weekend.

Lucy said...

A gorgeous quilt.

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Euphoria said...

Beautiful place and beautiful quilts. I like things that hide small stories and where past and dreams are always present.

quiltingbonnie said...

Really pretty..place U live. I live in Northeast Fl. There isn't anything like that here. We don't have the seasons either; only 8 months of intense heat and humidity and the rest of the climate is bearable. from Bonnie

Louise said...

Love your site - your quilts are beautiful. Such inspiration. Louise