Sunday, October 23, 2016

Quilt inspired by an antique quilt I saw in Austin Texas.


 Finally I finished my quilt which is inspired by a quilt I saw in Austin TX. 
In 2012 I made a lovely trip to Texas with my DH. 
In an antique shop I saw a quilt which caught my attention immediately. Unfortunately it was too expensive to come home with me. So I decided to make my own version. On the same trip I bought the pink fabric and some fabrics for the blocks.
And now 4 years later I finished the quilt after it became an ufo for a long time. 
I'm happy with it. It is a lap size quilt. Hand quilted and machine pieced. 

Lucy





Texas 2012

39 comments:

Phyllis said...

Love the quilt, love the pictures, love Austin & love Texas!
Beautiful!

helen said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!!
And you chose the most loveliest settings and arrangements for the pictures!
Best wishes!

Kathy in FL said...

Lovely quilt!

Wilma said...

Wat een prachtige quilt weer. Ik geniet zo van jouw op antieke quilts geinspireerde quilts. Practig!
Groeten, Wilma

Frog Quilter said...

Love it and the fabrics.

Annemieke said...

Mooi geworden! Ik hou van zo'n roze stof ertussen en n quilt zonder randen.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

So pretty and the hand quilting makes it so special!

Janet said...

This quilt is so softly pretty! Your handquilting is beautiful as always. I love that you made your own "antique". Your pictures are wonderful!

marguerittechiffons said...

J'aime beaucoup les couleurs . Un très beau quilt .

David said...

I love your quilt!!

Mirjam said...

Als je zegt 'hand quilted and machine pieced', bedoel je dan met de machine in elkaar gezet en met de hand doorgequilt? Of juist andersom? Ik vind hem echt prachtig mooi geworden.
Wat zijn het toch een mooie kleuren.
Zelf ben ik nog steeds met mijn quilt van de cursus bezig en die is helemaal in rood en wit. Hij wordt ook mooi, al zijn het niet echt mijn kleuren... wellicht ga ik hierna een quilt maken in de kleuren die meer bij mij passen.
Fijne avond,
liefs,
Mirjam

Raewyn said...

Your quilt is beautiful - and such a special reminder of your trip!

Maria said...

It is just beautiful Lucy...what a terrific memory to have close to you :D mari

Robin said...

Lovely little quilt. I love that soft shade of pink. I inherited an unfinished quilt (it's quilted - just needs some binding) from my grandmother that is this pale pink. I think she must have inherited it from someone else because it has cotton batting. Nice job!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A beautiful finish with many good memories. It must have been special to buy the fabrics while the inspiration was fresh, being a perfectly useful reminder of your trip.

Carolien said...

Prachtig!!!

Groetjes, Carolien

Madeline said...

Gorgeous quilt and lovely photos. So happy to hear from you again.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice quilt. I haven't been thru Austin in several years. I do get to Texas at least once a year, as most of our family is there.

mereth said...

Another beautiful finish. You've chosen some lovely fabrics to get that"antique" feel, well done.

Penny said...

Stunning - so understated. What a gem. Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt. Pennyxx

liliane bral said...

Zalig om hier weer eens "a good old" Lucy-blogje te zien! En dat wil zeggen: een prachtige quilt, prachtig gefotografeerd, het perfecte sfeertje! Mooie herinneringen voor jou en geweldig genieten voor ons!!
Groetjes, Liliane

Sonia Petitpoint said...

Really beautiful !

Triniki said...

Ohhh, me encanta, excelente trabajo!

Kleine Vingers said...

Wat een mooie quilt. Groeten

Rose said...

Beautiful quilt. Am off to Texas on Thursday from UK. Travelling from Dallas to Fredericksburg, San Antonio to Houston for the quilt show. First time in USA so v excited!

jayne said...

Love,Love, Love, Love, Love it!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing!
jayne

Barb said...

That's such a beautiful quilt. I love the hand quilting and the colors are so soft. After reading some of the comments I think I should give a trip to Texas a chance. Living in California, it normally wouldn't be my first pick for a vacation in America...but. Not a big traveler but I would love to come to the Netherlands just based on your gorgeous pictures. That kingfisher is amazing. Currently the red headed woodpeckers are trying to get in to my house all day long. Don't know what's wrong with them!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

It is simply beautiful! What a treasure!

Anonymous said...

Lucy, wat heb je weer een super mooie quilt gemaakt! Echt prachtig! Wat ik met name zo bijzonder vind, is dat de blokken versprongen in de quilt zitten (hoop dat je snapt wat ik bedoel) en het kleurgebruik is schitterend.
Lieve groet, Maartje

Susan said...

Love how this quilt came out. It has such a soft, vintage feel. Enjoy!

helen said...

... - and I just saw now how clever you assembled each block and avoided those Y-seams!
Best wishes!

quilting Jeannet said...

Heee, wat een mooie quilt weer Lucy, en ook al helemaal af, geweldig, mooi ook dat zachte oud roze.

Angie said...

A beautiful quilt!

Evelyne said...

Mooie herinnering aan jullie Texas vakantie. Heel mooi met de roze kleur!
Echt super! Ik zie ook weer een gezellig breiwerkje liggen.
Wat een heerlijke boekenkast heb je toch!

Groetjes,
Evelyne

Dees said...

ohhhhh Lucy wat heb jij een TALENT!!!! ik vond je comments op mijn blog zo ontzettend leuk dat ik meteen bij jou ben gaan kijken...wat maak jij een mooie dingen! en wat een prachtige foto's maak jij ...ongelooflijk!!! je quilts zijn echt prachtig!!! multitalent! ik zet je in mijn bloglijst!!groeten Dees

Karen said...

Definitely an antique look. Well done.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Thank you for sharing your finished quilt! Looks like an antique for sure. Your dedication with hand quilting paid off..."congratulations", Lucy!

I hand quilt with 10 others every Wednesday 9-12 we have two quilting racks in the works, now. We have so much fun together and our ages range from 35-96. Marcella, our 96 years quilter--quilts the best of all of us.

I have an antique quilt rack set up with a quilt I am working on now...have a little ways more before I am finished..but, know I will be please with the results when finished.

Carolyn

Nyla said...

Your quilt turned out very beautiful! You are an inspiration to me to get busy and get some of my UFOs done. I really enjoy your lovely posts, thank you!

{Geo}Holly said...

I love this. I love the old traditional quilts. Beautiful, Lucy.