One of my all-time favorite quilts is the c. 1830 Nine Patch Variation in the book Calico and Chintz. I reproduced it 15 years ago.
The original quilt was 95" x 103" but mine is a lot smaller 60" x 64." I used a decorator fabric for the border and an ombre print as the setting squares. The edges are turned in--no binding.
I actually softened the pink (left) with Rit Brown Dye (right).
Here's a detail. It is quilted allover in 2" crosshatch.
Lucky me. Last week's stars featured ombre prints. I had a few.
I love this fabric . . .
. . . and used it as the border in this little quilt.
Off-center stripes, lol!
Barbara Brackman shows a different colorway in her book, America's Printed Fabrics.
I just had to use it again.
I especially want to thank Barb V. for posting my fabric search on her blog and to those of you who responded. I will now have enough fabric to finish my project :) Thank you all so much!
Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer