QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stepping Stones Nine Patch

People are asking for suggestions as to what to do with The Morris Workshop fabric. One possibility that uses simple patchwork to show off complex prints is the "Stepping Stones" pattern Moda did for our first William Morris collection. That free pattern for A Morris Garden, is still posted on Moda's Free Patterns page. Click here:

http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_a-morris-garden.pdf

The quilt top on the left is done in the Morris Garden fabrics. I found it on Sadie Bird's blog, and the other is by Rebecca Rohrkaste, showing off large scale prints. The one below is a collaboration between Georgann Eglinski, Bobbi Finley and Carol Gilham Jones.

To see more antique versions of this basic nine-patch on point check out the Quilt Index on line. Click on these for an early quilt and two by Amish women in Illinois.

http://www.quiltindex.org/fulldisplay.php?pbd=MichiganMSUMuseum-a0b7o2-a
http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?pbd=IllinoisISM-a0a0f6-a
http://www.quiltindex.org/basicdisplay.php?pbd=IllinoisISM-a0a0p1-a

6 comments:

Vivian said...

Your blog is always a source of information and inspiration. Thank you for the suggestion for using the Morris Workshop fabrics.

Diana said...

Thank you, thank you for the links! I've been looking for something like this for months!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilts. I love going through the quilt index and seeing all the old quilts.

Debbie

YankeeQuilter said...

I can get happily lost in the quilt index...one of the finest uses of the internet (after blogs of course!)

Betweens said...

this is actually a great way to use up some of those fat quarters..ones you bought long ago i am sure they would get lost in this pattern.. thanks for the link

Barbara Brackman said...

Betweens is right. A quilt like this is a sum of its parts.