Wednesday 10 September 2014

WIP Wednesday

There's a classic scene from the first season of Mad Men, where Don Draper is pitching for the job of advertising Kodak's new slide projector (you can watch it here).  This quilt reminded me of that scene, because I think it invokes a sense of nostalgia, for something that never really existed.

Ersatz nostalgia 

This quilt has evolved quite a lot from when I last showed it to you (here).  The sashing and the border really change the look of it and have taken it from quite a crisp looking quilt to something a lot softer, and less orderly.

Ersatz nostalgia 

The sashing is a print I bought from the Fabric Store a while ago - it's not quilting cotton and feels similar to a poplin to me, although slightly softer (it is 100% cotton though).  It's hard to tell in these photos but the background is actually a very pale pink/peachy colour, which adds to the old fashioned vibe of this print.

Ersatz nostalgia 

The strawberry print I used for the border is again not quilting cotton, but another type of cotton fabric, from Spotlight.  It's quite soft and a really cute print.

Ersatz nostalgia

I think this may be the most traditional looking quilt I've made so far.  I can't wait to quilt this one - I think it's going to need to be washed to properly look finished!

Have you stepped out of your comfort zone to make a quilt that's much more traditional (or modern) than your usual quilts?

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carol fun said...

Beautiful quilt! It has a wonderful vintage-y quality that makes me think of times gone by -- great job!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love how in the more zoomed out shots that the borders have a fuzzy, soft look to them - almost like they are covered in confetti. It really does soften the quilt and at a more traditional flare. I really like it! Are you going to research traditional quilting patterns at all to try to replicate?

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

It's lovely! so vintage-y, it makes me smile! and I guess even if it's out of your usual zone, the main thing is you enjoyed making it! L

Annabella said...

I have a bee churn dash to quilt and it still feels out of my comfort zone but that's a good thing...I think!

Unknown said...

Very pretty--love the how the prints work together!

Leonie said...

It does look quite traditional and very different with the sashing and border - amazing what a difference they make! Looks great! Looking forward to seeing it all quilted, bound and washed ;)

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

So pretty Adrianne! I love the fabric you chose for the sashing. Churn dashes are fun and I love what you've done with them :)

Judy said...

I adore your quilt! Taking chances on the sashing and the borders give it a modern vintage feel