3/23/2009

Primitive Portrait: Berks County 1850

I'm planning a series of Primitive Portrait quilt patterns; this is the first: Berks County 1850 (16"x 20"):


This pattern is simple piecing, then applique; little girl's features are traced with a pen, and there's just a bit of colored pencil on eyes, cheek, and mouth.  She has a sheer organdy apron.   Quilt fabric is Jo Morton's Lucinda's Needle; there are other Jo Morton fabrics as well, including a Meg's Bouquet and a Classics.   

The incredible fun in these portraits is choosing fabric for quilt, wall, picture frame, dress, etc.  I have a bunch of these started :-).

19 comments:

tami said...

Oh Karen! That is amazing. I absolutely love it. I can't wait to see the rest. Did it take long? It sure looks like a lot of work.

Wendy said...

Your new portrait quilt pattern is fantastic. I can't wait to see more.
Rembrandt is so funny curled up in the sink.

*karendianne. said...

Karen!!!! How magical. Amazing.

Sue said...

I really love these! This is amazing! I just love this look. I also love Jo Morton fabrics!

Kathie said...

oh my I just love this!!!
I need to make her, she needs to live in my sewing room and I need to make one for my antique quilt mentor's house too! shes from Bucks County but close enough!!!!

Perfect fabric choices too
Kathie

Karen said...

Fantastic! What an excellent quilt that will make.

Diane said...

All the best adjectives have been taken ~ this little portrait is perfection!

Jo Morton said...

Karen,
LOVE HER!!!
She is wonderful and I adore the wall paper and everything about her.
I'm so excited to see a portrait in fabric, she would be perfect framed too.
Thanks,
Jo

Kate said...

I love this! And I just placed an order-- can't wait!

Thimbleanna said...

This block is so sweet Karen. And I love your DJ blocks too!

MARCIE said...

Beautiful! You are indeed the primo folk artiste! You will fly off the charts with this collection!

Kim said...

Very charming and nice attention to the details. Love the old world feel this block has.

YankeeQuilter said...

I so love this pattern! Glad to hear you are doing a series!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Simply lovely!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Karen,
I'm new to your blog and I have to tell you I love the portrait pattern you've designed.
I'll be back,
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Well this is impressive!!!! You go girl.

Pat

Lucy said...

Karen this pattern is awesome! Beautiful. just as your paintings.

Love, Lucy

YankeeQuilter said...

That pattern is wonderful. Just put in my order!

Allison said...

Oh yeah, this is fantastic!