Saturday, November 5, 2016

Quilters Madder

This is my finished top from Lori's latest quiltalong, Quilters Madder. It's a reproduction of a small antique quilt that Lori saw at quilt show, and we were supposed to use madders for the fabric. I don't know how in the heck to identify a madder, so I picked out a collection of Jo Morton fabrics I had in the cabinet and used those.

I had all of the blocks put together at retreat but wanted to lay them out on the design wall before I sewed them together. Huh, after I laid it out, I wound up ripping apart 7 of the 8 Old Maid's puzzle blocks so I could turn those little bowtie units to match the antique. I liked that effect better.  I couldn't discern the pattern for setting the blocks together from either Lori's quilt or the antique quilt, so I set them the way I wanted.

Haven't got this quilted yet, hopefully in the next week or so. Thanks, Lori, for a fun quiltalong! You can see other Quilters Madder quilts here.

10 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Sue, what beautiful fabrics, it's going to look wonderful when it's finished!!

Janet O. said...

I like the fabrics you chose. You have some madders in there and the other fabrics you used give it more depth. Your setting looks great to me!

Liz D said...

Very pretty, love your fabric choices.

lizzy at gone to the beach...

Scrap and quilts said...

What a charming little madder top you got. (you ddi hit it right on a few times). It is scrappy and bright AND lovely! Great job. I love this one. (Mine is still on the stash's shelves, lol) ;^)

Doniene said...

Great fabric choices! Your fabrics make it "your" quilt, which makes it absolutely perfect in every way! I, too, set the little hour glass blocks the same way! More pleasing to my eye!

Have a joy filled day!

Rina said...

I set the hourglasses like you did, and I think this is how the antique quilt was. Also I used the fabrics I had in my stash, I couldn't find any shirting or madders at the store where usually I buy fabrics.
I like very much your little quilt!

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Margo in Maine said...

Nice Sue...

Lori said...

Adorable! I'm glad you set them to please you! Mine and the antique were a bit tipsy I think!

Judy S. said...

Nice work!