11/13/2007

Pencil Sketch


Came across this sketch I did after seeing a wonderful antique quilt at the old ELCO show in Michigan in the 1970s. The colors were exactly the same, incredible bronze for the stem and leaves, deeper even more gorgeous bronze for the flower centers and an old barn red for the petals. The notes say that the large blocks were set 3 x 4, and that there were varying shades of red, burnt orange, etc., for the outer borders. These days I would have snapped a photo with the digital and drawn it in EQ. Wonder where that quilt is now.

15 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I definitely couldn't tell you but I bet it's a beauty!

dot said...

Really neat quilt.

Marcie said...

Oh I love it! "We" could make it using the Tri-Recs! I envy your drawing ability.

Libby said...

Gorgeous! No wonder you made a sketch. Are you gonna make one now *s*

Knot Garden said...

The drawing itself is a thing of beauty!

Gypsy Quilter said...

I really like that setting. So simply, yet so elegant. Great color choices.

Thimbleanna said...

Isn't it funny how our lives have changed with all the digital media. I don't have EQ (except for a REALLY old version), so I would probably take a pic with my digital camera and then draw out the pattern on graph paper, just like you did. Some things are still done the old way at my house! ;-)

KSedlak said...

Oh, What a great find. I love that. It's just beautiful in the fall colors.

Lucy said...

I love this pattern. Can't wait to see it in fabrics! Your new picture for your header is to die for!!! I remember your angels, they are gorgeous

Tazzie said...

Karen, it's super cute! I can imagine why you wanted to save that image for another day. Just gorgeous!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

loulee1 said...

What a pretty quilt, I like the colours used too. So? Are you going to make it?

Finn said...

Hi Karen, what a neat drawing! You did such a great job, I think it puts EQ and digital to shame...and would be much more helpful to work from than a digital photo. It's a great quilt! Looks both new and old.
The quilts you took to work are so neat. Glad you did that... a little human reminder from spot to spot is excellent! Sorry, no brainstorm regarding a name for the middle one.
Take care of you, hugs, Finn

Marilyn R said...

Such a wonderful quilt! I hope you make it and post a photo!

anne bebbington said...

I really love the four block version you've mocked up on your EQ - that's got to go into the 'must be made' pile

gloria g. said...

Love it! Can we get a copy of that?????????? It is stunning! My two favorite colors, oranges/reds. Thanks for sharing!

gloria g. Richards, TX