Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quiltlet: D is for Duckmaloi


0810 D is for Duckmaloi
Originally uploaded by rooruu
Isn't Duckmaloi a great place name? This is the fourth in my series of quiltlets (small quilts) for Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine (this is in vol. 17 no. 4).

I based this one on a beautiful, simple, vintage one I saw - it looked like it had been made from scraps, but when you looked again, you could see balance and thought in the placement of the fabrics. The original had clearly led a tough, appreciated life as a doll quilt.

Had a lovely comment on C is for Cootamundra, which I blogged a few weeks ago - she said she was going to make it in pinks and greys (the original is in greens and yellow). It's just great when people see a design and can find ways to make it quite their own. Duckmaloi, in thirties fabrics, or blocks of hand-dyes, would look quite different. And so kind when they let you know.
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2 comments:

candyschultz said...

Lovely.

Janellybelly said...

Oooo, another one of your fabulous patterns. I have made a start on my table runner, should have it finished by Friday.
Janelle :)