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Thinking Of Quilts.

Posted on | September 17, 2011 | 18 Comments

It’s really hard making decisions about which projects will come next. There are so many new patterns I want to do but I also have a lot of older patterns that I love too. They are quilts I have made many years ago but now want to make again in newer fabrics. Sometimes it is a real tussle inside my head as to which way to go.

This is a quilt top I made earlier in the year – and yes it is still waiting to be quilted.

And this is the same quilt made 20 years ago in very different fabric.

It really does show how a fabric can change the appearance of a quilt.  And also a few years of skill improvement.

So here are few done many years back that I now want to make with current fabrics.

Too many decisions to make. None are complicated quilts but I think they would look great in some of the lovely fabrics available now.

18 Responses to Thinking Of Quilts.

  • Rebecka says:

    Hi Karen-
    Your first quilt with the orange flowers is so pretty. Your color choice is perfect! And, your bow tie blocks are charming!!

  • Anita Hayes says:

    Hi Karen, Wow…the two quilts sure look different, it’s amazing how using different materials changes the look. You have been very busy with your patchworking. Hugs, Anita.

  • sunny says:

    I love the lattice quilt! I have that pattern, and wasn’t thrilled with the quilt I made. Maybe I’ll try it again with different fabric.

    I totally love the quilt in your profile picture. Do you know what the pattern is?

  • Karen says:

    I love the last quilt you show – very pretty.
    thanks for dropping by my blog.

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    What a great collection of quilts!! Thanks for the Show and tell!!It’s great to see the same pattern made in different fabrics!! I love your waratah quilt, they’re one of my very favourite flowers.

  • Joan says:

    Isn’t playing with old patterns and new fabrics fun. I love all of them. The lattace is so springy. One of my favorite blocks is the bow tie, but I love the colors of your last quilt. The lattace looks difficult. What a joy it is to find something difficult looking that really isn’t!! :-) It keeps them all guessing!

  • Sara Lyn says:

    I particularly love that last one! Beautiful!

  • Ooooh! They all look pretty, and I know exactly what you mean. There are a lot of quilts in my head, too, all trying to get out! I’ll be watching to see which one elbows its way through. LOL

  • These quilts are all really lovely! Yes, they would look great in the newer fabrics, but they have stood the test of time and still look beautiful. I love the bowtie, and the HST quilt…okay, I love them all.

  • What a difference a few years makes! Both are beautiful, but so different! Fun!

  • Melody says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts. I adore the remake of the older pattern.

  • Lesley says:

    I totally understand…so many patterns, fabrics, choices, and never enough time! Thanks for sharing your quilts…they’re lovely!

  • Fiona says:

    It’s amazing how our ideas change too as different fabrics and patterns emerge… I have some warratah fabric and I love how you have done yours…. all those quilts are beauts…

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    I love the Warratah fabric. It is always good to look back and make something again. Good luck with the decision making.
    Happy days.

  • Sunnybec says:

    The last one is my absolutely favourite. I love those colours and I have seen that pattern before it always looks stunning. x

  • gee you are a busy girl Karen ,i love all your quilts you are very clever

  • Susan says:

    Your new lattice quilt is lovely with its bright Waratah flowers blooming in the centre! I’ve also made modern version of older quilts! They get a new lease on life, don’t they?


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