Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Welcome Home" to beautiful recycling

"Welcome Home" by Barbara Burnham

When Barbara Burnham read that I love house quilts she was kind enough to share her masterpiece pictured above. Her quilt, titled Welcome Home, was included in Mimi Dietrich's book, Bed and Breakfast Quilts (That Patchwork Place, 2003).


"Welcome Home" detail

This quilt is the perfect combination of old and new. Barbara found the blue house blocks with the bright red chimineys in one antique shop and the coordinating nine-patch blocks in another. She brilliantly combined the blocks, adding new background fabric, four new 9-patches and the star stitched from antique fabric to create what is my favorite house quilt ever!

"Welcome Home" detail

If, like me, you've tried enlarging the photo above to see if that is hand or machine quilting, I'll save you some time. It is hand quilted - perfectly. Thank you so much, Barbara, for sharing this wonderful house quilt with us! It's time for me to get back to practicing my hand quilting.

19 comments:

Karen said...

Wow! What a beauty. And a good find. I used to find antique/vintage quilt blocks in shops but they seem to be more of a rarity. At least in my experience. I think there are more collectors snapping them up.

Helen said...

I love it. It is absolutely stunning. I would love to make a copy one day.

Kathie said...

just beautiful, you know how much I love house quilts! Another beauty from BB!
great block, oh so happy you joined in the making of the flower garden quilt
isn't it fun????
Kathie

YankeeQuilter said...

Beautiful quilt...thanks to you both for sharing!

Lori said...

That is an awesome quilt! How cool to use two sets of antique blocks. They look perfect together.

Teresa said...

Boy oh boy, am I ever a sucker for a blue and white quilt. I love the personality of this one...especially with the one orphan block in the border. Nice hand quilting, too. Thank you for sharing the eye candy.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Lisa said...

What a great quilt, and the star block is the perfect touch. I always love it when people put orphans together and come out with something stunning.

Janet said...

Whta a gorgeous quilt and I just love the touch of red. The hand quitling is exquisite. I love, love your new header!

taylorsoutback said...

Catching up on your recent postings...love your red and white header, Barbara's House quilt is a knockout with a great "how it came together" story and your new Flower Garden project is simply stunning! We would never be able to find such yummy fabrics in our area...I think I need a bib!
Having a little giveaway this week - come by for a visit.

Sue said...

That's really beautiful and I was able to enlarge the photo and see the beautiful, beautiful hand quilting! I love that!

Julia said...

Just such a beautiful quilt...the red really adds so much to the blue and white, and i love the star block at the top.
A great job of putting the blocks together.
Julia ♥

Lynn said...

Love the house quilt. I have lots of antique blocks I want to set together into a quilt someday. But what I really love is your header on your blog! I am just now seeing it cause I usually read blogs through the Reader. Such a great idea. Did you get 650 posted to your blog?

Barbara J said...

That's so so pretty! Taryn, does house blocks need to be paper pieced? I tried a couple but they turned out wonky :(

farmersdotter said...

I love antique and reproduction quilts too. Love the polka dots in the houses! I just signed up to be a follower. If you get a chance, check out my blog. I've enjoyed reading yours!

liz said...

That quilt stopped me in my tacks. How wonderful.

Daniƫlle said...

It is just gorgeous!! Blue and white always do the trick!! Have a great stitching day, hugs, Daniƫlle

MARCIE said...

I love house quilts, and that one has a great story! Thanks to you and Barbara for sharing! I have that book too!

Barb said...

what a lovely house quilt - thank you for sharing it with us. I'm gearing up to do one soon - but have to finish my ongoings first.
this is a winner ;)

Radka said...

Such a pretty quilt:)

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