Here's the start of my little doll quilt I'm calling Harmony. I really liked the one word title, like Abundance, so I thought I'd try again. I hope you like it.
I had a few people ask about madder. It was popular from 1860-1880 and was the type of dye they used to make this color.
According to Dating Fabric: A color Guide, "The overall appearance of this type of dye gives the print a coppery tone."
See more at Barbara Brackman's blog.
A google search for images will give you a wide variety to study.
Use a photo of the original to choose your fabric.
center- 3 1/2"
reddish print- cut four (4) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle
For corner half square triangles I cut a 3" square, then cut on the diagonal. Pair with another triangle print, sew, then trim to 2 1/2". Sew center section.
For smaller half square triangle, cut 2' squares, then cut on the diagonal to make 2 triangles. Pair with another triangle print, sew, trim to 1 1/2". Sew 7 on two sides, and 9 hst on the top and bottom. I don't have a photo of mine but I added a few small print pieces and tried not to be too "perfect".
I hope that makes sense! Have fun with it!! Be back tomorrow to finish it up.
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