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Monday, January 7, 2013

Out of the closet

This is the name suggested by my friend, Maureen, for the reproduction of the Mrs Vigors quilt.  The reason behind the name is that all the fabrics will be from the cupboard, no new fabrics purchased.
 This is what it looks like so far.  All pieced by hand using templates.  In the description of the original quilt it says that it was done "over papers" - is this describing English Paper Piecing?  I was going to do it by EPP but could not see how to do a curved seam, so opted for traditional piecing.  I quite like doing it this way.  I can bring out my scrap box and sit at the table and draw and cut out heaps of pieces and then spend the next couple of days sewing them together,  Takes no time at all, as you can see by the above photo.

 I made the centre medalion shape, and appliqued it to the circle of background fabric.  Then I pieced the circular edge, and attached that.

You can see here how I cut away behind the centre of the quilt.  this fabric is not wasted as I used it again as the setting triangles for the next border.
 I turned under the outer edge along the drawn seam line, tacked it under, then tacked the whole thing to the larger squared background pieced by applique.

To start with I thought I would be using the design by Petra Prins in Quiltmania magazine as shown in the previous post, but on further reflection, used only the centre templates, and decided to make it a little more like the original.  I changed the corners of the first border back to the original, and the next border, the wide one, I am doing at 7" (about) which I think is closer to the original.  The Quiltmania instructions are for a 4" border.  I will recalculated the measurement once I work out the piecing of the subsequent border


  1. OMG!!! Fantastic! I can't wait to see more. It looks like a well-preserved vintage quilt.

  2. Hi Wendy, it is looking divine...can't wait to see the next stages!

  3. beautiful, of course love your fabric choices!
    when the pieces are that big its good to cut out the back and not waste the fabric in mho :)
    plus easier to hand quilt thru!
    how is Maureen????