Thursday, April 14, 2022

Vintage Roses Cottage Quilt


I finally finished this one! I love the way it feels… soft, lightweight, drapey (is that’s word?), just all around vintage and cozy!
 
I just realized I don’t have a photo of the quilt in its entirety. I’ll try to get one soon so you can see the large sections of fabrics. The front began with a centerpiece: a vintage Scalamandre fabric sample featuring flowers in an urn. I put strips of vintage blue glazed cotton above and below the Scalamandre piece. Then I added green silk dupioni on the left and right of the Scalamandre. I topped the blue strip with a vintage green floral, and sewed a green and purple plaid silk dupioni at the bottom of the lower blue strip. Last, a wide strip of vintage pink and red rose fabric runs the entire length of the left and right sides of the quilt top.

The back of the quilt is made of a few large pieces of fabric: a beautiful Anna Maria Horner cotton voile, a pretty floral cotton batiste, and a vintage green floral.

I made the double fold French binding with a tiny red fleur de lis print.











I quilted this one by hand. It took much longer than expected but it was worth it! As soon as I get a few more photos, I’ll list this one in my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop.

Once things dry up enough around here, I’ll do some work in my small flower beds. Maybe you’d enjoy seeing something besides quilts once in a while.

Come back soon!

God bless,
Lana

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Victoria & Cottage Quilts


I’m so glad I subscribed to Victoria again! I always loved taking the time to rest and drink my coffee, and look at / read each and every beautiful page. And look, the latest issue coordinates with the quilt I’m making!


🌸Just a little fun fact about me and Victoria: 20 years ago my Beekeeper pillow was featured in Victoria magazine! I was so excited to see it in print!


More than 20 years ago I had a subscription to Victoria and kept every single issue. I had stacks of them. Then during a cleaning frenzy a few years ago (that doesn’t happen that often, to be honest πŸ˜‰), I gave away all my issues but one! I have always regretted that. Recently, I have been looking for old issues at used book stores. I want my collection back!
Victoria magazine, can you forgive me for my lapse of judgment and moment of weakness? 🀦🏻‍♀️

Now, as for the quilt I’m working on… 









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I was finally getting back into blogging again.
I wrote a lot more in this post, going into detail about the new quilt, the vintage fabrics I used, etc.
and when I hit publish, it all disappeared!

Maybe when this quilt is finished, I’ll write more.

Thanks for visiting. No one comments anymore, so I’m not sure if anyone still visits blogs. Let me know sometime if any of you are still around. If you are having trouble commenting on my blog, try emailing me lanamanis@gmail.com.

Take care and God bless,
Lana





 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Spring is Just Around the Corner!



So…I thought I’d share photos of all the snow we got here on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee since January 2022! ❄️πŸ˜€

I think it snowed eight or nine different days!








Our last snow was just a week ago. We got 7 1/2 inches! 



I’ve been working on another cottage style quilt. I’ll share it in just a few more days.
And since spring is almost here, there’s so much to do outside. And then there’s the Lavender Festival to start painting for, and making block printed cards, and lavender sachets… oh, dear! So much to do, so little time!

Thanks for stopping by,
Lana


Friday, March 4, 2022

Cottage Style Quilt

 


I recently finished this quilt. I think it’s my new favorite!





I’ll be listing it in my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop soon,
but if you are interested, send me an email for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lana




Thursday, February 17, 2022

Blue and Brown Star Quilt



I guess you could call this one Primitive Star Quilt. To me, this is the perfect weight and size for a throw quilt, and the colors are not too bright and not too dark… Goldilocks or someone with a cabin or farmhouse would like it!


I used so many prints in this quilt, both new and vintage. It sounds funny calling anything from the 80s or 90s vintage, but I suppose that’s what it is now. I made a lot of folk art / primitive items in years past, so I shopped from my leftover fabric stash. I also shop from other quilters’ destashes. That gives me a varied collection and helps with the scrappy look.





I love sewing the binding on by hand!


The two photos below show the layouts I tried. But really, with half square triangles, the sky’s the limit in designs! 



If you are interested in this quilt, you can purchase it through my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop. I have several more listed there, as well.

I have loads of fabric that I have bundled together, thinking… oh! that will make the perfect half square triangle quilt! Guess I’d better stock up on lots of coffee. I see a lot of long, late nights in my future! 

P.S. If you really knew me, you’d know what a joke those late nights are anymore. If I’m not up and moving around, I’m dozing off by 7pm! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜΄

Thanks for stopping by!
Lana