Friday, May 24, 2013

Union Cradle Quilt!


I wanted to make something fun for me and also a piece to enter into the contest at This-n-That Fabrics. The contest is for patriotic quilts and I have always wanted to make this design by Barbara Brackman. You can find the pattern in the book, Civil War Woman.

I soaked it it walnut crystals and tea but it didn't come out the way I wanted, so I laid it on the floor and sprayed it with my walnut ink. I wanted this one to look like an antique quilt and I really like how it came out. I used black pearl cotton to do the quilting. I also used fusi-boo for the batting. I really like how well it stays on and it has a nice soft touch.

I wanted to redo my office into a guest room and thought that a civil war soldier theme would be fun to design around. Something fun for a little boy and a place where I can display my husband's trains and steins.

I tried different shots, I think this quilt needs to be draped on something or part of a cradle display.
I reduced the blocks and applique by 20%, so my quilt came out as a 36" quilt.


Here is how it looks spread out. I could not get a good straight on shot or an outdoor shot, another rainy day. You can see the dark areas in the quilt, in person, it looks like a quilt that has been used and aged. I had to lighten it a bit so you could see the detail.


25 comments:

marie said...

Great job, Debbie. Love the eagles. The stain came out good, at least in the picture.

paulette said...

WOW!! I love this quilt!! Well done!!
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Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Deborah,
I absolutely love this quilt! I have a question...I have a quilt I made that I have always wanted to "age". I have walnut dye that I use on samplers, hooked rugs, etc. When you use it on a quilt, can you still wash it? Is there a way to "set" walnut dye?
Melinda

Anne said...

Love your quilt Debbie. The staining just adds that perfect "touch".

Dorothy said...

Very, VERY lovely.

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahhh, it's excellent! I love it! You should make a bigger one.

Jacque. said...

Great job, Debbie! Lovely quilt.

Deborah OHare said...

This quilt has character! Love the birds.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Beautiful project !
Rose

Karen said...

Wow! The quilt turned out very good. The ticking stripe for the border is perfect with the eagles round it. I think I have the book. I am going to have to take a peek because I love the quilt. Good finish!

Scrappy/Cindy said...

I absolutely love your quilt! I think I own that book, I need to pull it out. Awesome.

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The quilting with the pearl cotton is the perfect added touch!

Barbara Stanbro said...

Absolutely beautiful, Debbie.

Barbara Stanbro said...

Absolutely beautiful, Debbie.

Fiona said...

great quilt... I agree it looks fantastic draped over the box...
Hugz

Colleen said...

Love it!!!

Anna said...

I can tell Vicki really liked it, lol. I do too!! You are so amazing in how you figure out how to get just the look you want.

deb said...

that quilt is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Joy of Needlework said...

OMG what a wonderful project and it is truly a piece to be proud of. Great job Deb.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend. Hugs, LenZie

The Humble Stitcher said...

Your quilt is wonderful, Debbie! I love how it came out. I'm never sure whether to age my quilts or not but you've convinced me to give it a try!

Allie said...

I love this quilt, Debbie, well done!

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Raymond Homestead said...

I really love this!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh it,s so beautiful! Looks old to me! You did a perfect job!!