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...♥