Flowerpot Heritage Quilt

Have a look at my mum’s post about a Heritage Quilt she made – showing the house we grew up in and the infamous rock at the waters edge.
It looks fantastic and the colours are perfect.

Quilts to dye for Blog

About 3 weeks ago I was asked if I had a quilt suitable to hang in the local Heritage Museum at Margate with other art works themed relevant to the Channel district, for the first month after the opening of the re-furbished museum.  No I didn’t, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to produce something small in the time – famous last words …

A couple of days of thinking later, I came up with the idea of using some of our family and historic photos, printed on to fabric.

First, find the photos – this one is of Flowerpot Rock, with a group of people picnicking on top, probably in the 1920s.

Then choose a suitable fabric from my stash

nothing quite the right colour, so a bit of dyeing to be done.

The Procion dyes turned out quite soft browns, and on the mop-ups the colours split, revealing lovely…

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