fredag, januar 18, 2013

Favourite makes; patchwork quilts

Over the course of six+ years of blogging I have made quite a few patchwork quilts, many of which reappear here in my blog from time to time. But there are also quite a few quilts that do not live here any more, and will never again make an appearance here. So I thought it would be fun to revisit some of my favourite ones. If you click on the name of the quilt, you will get to the original entry of that very quilt (should you be interested, that is...) Apologies for the inferior quality of the photos, which were taken with my little old camera.

Out of all the quilts in this entry I believe this "Strawberries and champagne" quilt is my very favourite one (I kind of regret I let it move on...)


The "Gipsy" quilt was made out of various scraps from my fabric stash, and not a single new one was purchased. My favourite colours ;-)


The nine-patch block is my favourite way of making a quilt, and quite a few of them in this entry are indeed nine-patch quilts. This "Christmas quilt" is a good example, even though red is not a colour I use frequently (I do not mind it in small doses, though...) But I quite like the way it works here with all the white.


"Sweet like candy" is one of the very first quilts I made after having started this blog. It is another nine-patch one, all pretty pastels. A quilt I still remember fondly.


The "Tea towel quilt" is rather different from the others, as it is made entirely out of tea towels collected on my travels. The ones with the writing are from Williams-Sonoma in San Francisco ;-) Again, I kind of wish I had not let this one go...


"Lace and roses" is another nine-patch one. All pretty roses, white linen... and lace. You may notice that quite a few of my quilts have been finished off with crochet lace. Unfortunately the lace is increasingly hard to come by, and I have not been able to get any for ages.


The "Autumn quilt" is the final one in this entry. All calm and subtle, in whites and natural linens. With a linen coloured crochet lace. I know that most of the quilts in this entry are being used as table cloths, and I believe it is the case with this one too.


I hope you enjoyed the little look back on some of my favourite patchwork makes. Which one would be your favourite?

49 kommentarer:

Carla sa...

All of them, but if I had to choose the Autumn quilt would be the one, just two of my favourite colours

beth sa...

They are ALL wonderful. Too hard to choose just one. ;)

Anonym sa...

De er fantastiske alle sammen, Mia! De er vakre på hvert sitt vis, ganske så forskjellige i uttrykk, og for meg er
det er nesten umulig å fremheve ett bestemt fremfor et annet. Ganske enkelt helt nydelig, og herlige farger og sammensetninger. Forstår godt at du kan savne dem. Så fint å få et gjensyn!

Hilsen Tine S

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! They are also beautiful but I love the tea towel and the lace and rose quilt! They are real treasures! Have a nice weekend! With love, Geli

Hilsen Bodil F.T. sa...

Alle er så vakre at jeg kunne ha tatt over alle sammen! Nyter å se alt det vakre du lager!

pixilatedtoo sa...

These are simple, look extravagant, and I love them! Your work always puts a smile on my face. ~Lynda

Elaine sa...

I love all of them! but especially the 'Gypsy' quilt. I love reading your blog, you have a wonderful home ;)

Sunnybec sa...

I love them all! They are beautiful. x

Lynn sa...

Quite honestly I couldn't even try to pick just one :)Love them all.
L.x.

Debbie sa...

Oh gosh, I LOVE them all! I couldn't even pick one. They are all perfect and gorgeous.

Helen sa...

The first and the last one, are my favourite !

Men, når det er skrevet, så er alle flotte på hver sin måte, men fargene på den første falt jeg får, og siste, er fargene je ghar mye av i mine hjem i Norge og Italia.

Ang den heklede blondekanten, sånn har jeg sett her nede..(Italia)...men ikke like bred som du har på mange av dine tepper her.
Du får si fra hvis du vil jeg skal kikke for deg :)

God helg - lykke til med nye patchwork prosjekter i 2013 !

Ciao

teplodomashnegoochaga sa...

Of course all of these wonderful quilts are beautiful! It is very difficult to make a choice in favor of one of them... all of them beautiful and interesting in its own way.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Irene sa...

Thank yoyu so much Mia for revisiting your quilts. I cannot choose a favourite as they are ALL, stunning and so beautiful.
luv
irene
xxxx

cristina sa...

"Autumn quilt" , this is my favorite, but all of them are fabulous. You are a real artist. This post was a very beautiful one.

tronderlivetmitt sa...

Det første teppet ditt jeg forelsket meg i, var dette lyse med heklekanten rundt.. Nydelig.. Siden har du laget så mange fine tepper at det er umulig å si hvem som er finest. Nydelige alle sammen.. Sommer, nostalgi, romantisk.. Du er så flink. Jeg kommenterte her en dag tidligere at du har inspirert meg veldig.. Jeg har laget mange ting utav ideer fra deg. Takk for inspirasjon du har gitt. God helg.

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

All ver beautiful, but strawberries and champagne does it for me!!! Lots of snow here today! :) x

Fire Hjerter sa...

Det var ikke lett å velge en favoritt bland alle de fotte teppene. Men jeg er nå veldig glad i blå-farger så da må det nesten bli tea towel quilten.
Ha en strålende kveld

Handmade and off-centered sa...

Loved this post!

All of your makes are just gorgeous. You should be very proud of all that you have done throughout the years :) I am very drawn to the colorful quilts and love the Christmas one but if I had to pick just one quilt for my home it would be the Autumn one. I love earthy tones so it would be most at home.

-Birgitta

Betsy sa...

Your quilts are quite gorgeous and I wouldn't be able to chose one over another for my favorite. I love the blues and soft tones that you use. I am drawn to them myself but find myself using bright colors in my crafting for some reason.

Thank you for the beautiful post.

Blessings,

Betsy

Amy Jo sa...

They are all so pretty but I think my favorites are the Christmas quilt and the rose quilt... I love that you put the edging on them.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Judith sa...

Hi Mia, Let me just say, I really love your style of quilting. Nine patches are a personal favorite. But, my favorite is the Gipsy quilt. I love the striped border. Have a great day Mia. Thanks for reposting all your pretties.

helena frontini sa...

I love them ALL! I imagine how difficult for you to choose one.
Have a nice weekend.

Anonym sa...

They are all beautiful I'm sure their new owners love them too xxBrenda

Heide sa...

Hi Mia,

thanks for this wonderful post. I`m a patchworker myself and your Quilt-pics show me that doing simply nienpatches doesn`t look boring at all! I use a lot of used fabrics, by the way like used clothes, bed sheets etc.

All your quilts look wonderful. As for the lace: it looks like handmade.... but that`s probably something you don`t consider, making it by hand if you can`t find it any more, right?

Another question: did you give most of the quilts away? It sounds like that because sometimes you`re guessing what they are used for right now.
Happy sewing and greetings from Germany,
Heide

Herzblatt sa...

Hi Mia,
how wonderful are they all!!! I love your combination of colours, especially the first one is beautiful!!Do you fill them with fleece when you use them as table cloth or not?
Best wishes and I have a nice cosy weekend!
Iris

Elsa Louise sa...

I too am wondering how you could ever bear to part with such lovelies. All are wonderful, and it is oh-so-difficut to choose a favorite. Were they commissions or labors of love?

Cottage 1945 sa...

Such beautiful quilts!

Ruths datter sa...

Vakkert vakkert Mia. En ny farge for etthvert humør. Nydelige tepper og stæsj.
Klemz

Anonym sa...

I loooovvvve the Autumn Quilt. So pretty. :-) Lynne (CNY)

Joyful sa...

All beautiful but I think I like the Strawberries and Chamagne quilt, the Williams & Sonoma quilt and the bottom one with shades of tan and cream.

How do you part with these? Are you giving them away or something?

Jak sa...

Hello Mia, such a beautiful review. My favourite would be the 'tea towel quilt', closely followed by the 'strawberries and champagne', but there again, the 'Gypsy quilt' is oh so lovely too! How's a girl to choose?
Jak x

Pondside sa...

They're all lovely, Mia - but the first and last are my favourites.

LuAnn sa...

These quilts are all beautiful and are all new to me. It must have been before I discovered your blog. I love nine patches too. Lovely post.

Landlig Charm sa...

Hei Mia :)

Jeg liker alle dine patcwork tepper <3 Du er sååå flink!! Er en stor inspirasjon også :)
-noen av de så jeg da du var hos oss på Skauen husflidslag i fjor høst.
Ha en fin lørdag!

Klem fra Wenche

Mia sa...

Thank you all for your most lovely comments. They are much appreciated ;-)

As for me parting with these quilts... some of them were commissions, some just found new homes after I had finished them. I do love to make quilts, but do not "need" all of them myself, so I am happy for them to find new homes.

Caroline sa...

De er jo nyyydelige alle sammen!
Men jeg må si at jeg likte best det øverste,det hadde liksom det lille ekstra;)
Ha en fin helg!
Klem Caroline

Anonym sa...

Dear Mia,
what a lovely post! thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts with us. I had not seen your " gypsy quilt" before, what a lovely one!
You inspire me (and I'm sure many others too) to look into the fabric stash and start cutting little squares again...
To chose my favorite is almost too hard, but I think the pink and lace one...
Best wishes from snow covered Holland!
Nicoline

Knot Forgotten Studio sa...

I love the Tea Towel Quilt!!!
I am partial to everything blue and white. It's lovely Mia!
penny x

Karen H sa...

I love them all - especially the first 3. I just love the way you put colors together.... very inspiring.

Bonnie K sa...

I cannot choose one. I love them all. You have such an eye for colors. I also like 9 patch quilts. Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed the quilt tour.

jill sa...

All beautiful xx

Anonym sa...

Åh dina quiltar är ju bara helt underbara, vilka färger!!!:)
Svårt att välja någon favorit......men "teatowel"quilten är helt underbar, jag älskar blått o vitt tillsammans! Även "lace and roses"....gillar även rosa....men dom andra är så otroligt fina också!
Du är bara såååå otroligt duktig att göra quiltar Mia!
Hoppas du har en fin helg!
Kram/Nettan

Twyla and Lindsey sa...

As lovely as they all are, I am partial to Strawberries and Champagne! Twyla

Eileen sa...

They are all so lovely how can I choose?

Anonym sa...

I love your style, all of them...the first photo, ofStrawberries and Champagne, is so lovely and so that is my favorite.

Andrea

Muggensteekjes sa...

Hello Mia,
love them all!! Thank you for all the inspiration, just started a new quilt myself. Just have to sew 324 pieces of fabric together now.
Hugs, Ingrid.

Brotesdeternura sa...

Hello, Mia. All your blankets are beautiful, the harmonies of colors used are also a hallmark and the prolixity with which you make. But missed that my taste is the most beautiful and original, the "Denim Love"-quilt. Greetings from Argentina and congratulations for all your work. Grace

Rhondi sa...

They are all beautiful butIll have to choose the blue and white one since that is my favorite color combination too!

Mia sa...

Hi Brotesdeternura!

Thank you for your kind comment, and for missing the "Denim Love" quilt. The reason I did not include it in this entry is that all the quilts in this one have moved on (meaning sold), and are no longer in my possession. While the "Denim Love" quilt definitely is, and is likely to remain so, as it is one of my favourites too!