Tuesday, September 28

I'm in Love With....Auntie Green's Coverlet

Going through my old Aussie Patchwork and Quilting books looking for some inspiration I came across this... My heart skipped a beat as I read the history about this beautiful coverlet...I knew straight away this is it...I think I've found the inspiration that I was looking for.

The mag said the instructions will be spread over three issues...I rummaged through my books looking for the other two issues...found another issue , but still needed third issue...
Ebay to the rescue... I sourced the third back issue in Melbourne!

Dare I be so bold to make this up in Kaffe's bright fabrics.....the original was made up in repros..

Here the centre floral basket block was carefully re-created by our very own talented Aussie applique specialist Judy Day......you may be able to see that lots of fussy cutting were done for the flowers etc...and lots of different coloured fabrics were used..

The mag writes that Auntie Green's coverlet was made in England, possibly as early as the mid-1800's..
The part that thrilled me was reading that the talented needle artist was born Mary Ann Wellen in Stepney London in 1827....Stepney London was where after WW two I lived as a young girl for 7 years before coming out to Australia ...

Now to buy some background fabric and I'll be in applique heaven..
Have a lovely day...♥

29 comments:

  1. Julia, I love this pattern. I love flower baskets as you know. I am so happy you have the inspiration and how neat that you once lived in Stepney London. Can't wait for you to get started!

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  2. Wow Julia - this will be awesome. I'm so excited for you... and I think your fabric selection is spot on - will be just so lovely and your workmanship is spot on...

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  3. What a cool story! I'm glad you could find the back issues you needed! It's going to be a lovely quilt! :0)

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  4. julia...i think someone is trying to tell you something..it was meant to be ..it will be stunning in brights...lynnie

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  5. Lovely quilt! Will love to watch your progress!

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  6. Julia, I know it will be beautiful.

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  7. I remember seeing the picture of the quilt some time in the past and thinking what a beautiful quilt it is.

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  8. It looks like a perfectly daring and fun project! Traditional meets funky. I bet it will be awesome! Can't wait to see your progress.

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  9. I think you will do a wonderful job and it will be stunning.
    :)

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  10. I think it has your name on it, it'll be a beauty. I recently found my issues too and was glad I kept them.

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  11. What a find! I think it will look fantastic in the Kaffee fabrics. I'm glad you were able to find all the issues.

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  12. I think that is a winner Julia and will look fabulous with the Kaffe brights. Knowing you though you will have it whipped up in no time at all and I am excited at the thought of it.
    Love Shirley.x

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  13. this was the quilt I was referring to in my last post
    I LOVE this quilt have you seen the whole quilt in the FAbric of Society book?
    amazing, just amazing! its a dream of mine to make this quilt someday someday soon...

    Kathie

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  14. what a beautiful pattern, I can't wait to see what it looks like in the brights!
    Have a great week!
    Jen xo

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  15. Go For It Julia...I Look forward to your fabric choices for this quilt...maybe it will be what I need to get out of My comfort box too with kaffe fabrics...it will be Gorgeous.
    cheers

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  16. What a lovely project Julia, very much your style too. I think those fabrics will really bring the coverlet to life. Have fun.

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  17. A lovely quilt and what a wonderful source of inspiration which will look superb with Kaffe fabrics. Happy stitching!

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  18. Gorgeous! Quite an undertaking, I'll be looking forward to watching you work on this!

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  19. I've always liked this quilt, I'm looking forward to seeing in bright Kaffes, lovely choice...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  20. Go for it Girl use those brights!! It will be stunning!

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  21. Julia, this quilt is absolutely beautiful. Doesn't it feel good to be inspired?? I can't wait to see this journey.

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  22. Oh Julia, it's gorgeous. And your's will be as gorgeous... I look forward to watching your's grow.

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  23. I can tell that you will have a fun time with this project .... looking forward to seeing your photos as you go along!

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  24. Es fantastica que suerte el haber encontrado esa rebista y poder hacer el trabajo .UN ABRAZO

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  25. I too absolutely love this quilt and have always wanted to make it. But like you I couldn't find all the patterns. So, this year's Vic Quilters challenge is to make a quilt from the Fabric of Society - either copy or interpret so I've designed my own quilt using the basic structure of Aunty Greens Coverlet but "modernising" the flowers etc. If I may say so myself, its coming along beautifully.

    Irene

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  26. I can't wait to see it in Kaffe .. have you started? I am going to use part of the quilt in combination with several others at the V&A last year to make a unique quilt for our bed .. hmm, maybe I'll finish when I'm 100 years old :)

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  27. could you PLEASE tell me the dates or Vol number of the magazine. I know i have seen it, but can't track it... was it "Australian Patchwork and Quilting"

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  28. Hello, dear Julia ;>)

    Oooh, I would SO MUCH love to make this quilt ! Could you please tell me about the Australian P&Q magazines references , so that I can try to find those backissues ?
    THANKS a bunch, dear Julia.
    XOXOXOXOXOXOXOO
    NADINE

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  29. Hi,
    Are you interested in selling the third issue of the Australian magazine?
    I am looking for it but I didn't found it.
    My email is marianbierge@hotmail.com

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