Monday, August 8, 2011

Primitive eagles reproduced

A number of years ago on an online auction site, an old eagle crib quilt was up for auction. The eagles were primitive and appliqued in red and green. I bid on it knowing it would go very high and out of my budget. I kept it in mind, tho, for a future project.

Then a year later, it was up for bid again. O my gosh! I bid a couple times and it went out of my reach again. There was only one solution: draw a similar eagle and make my own. I could afford that! Decided to make mine red and blue. Then I thought to make it more prim style, I would applique an uneven jagged edge around it all and it would look more like "me".

Here it is, out of the cupboard for this post.
Here you can see the funky, wacky prim sawtooth border.
Looking back, I wish I would have put more quilting in the outside border. O well, don't dwell on it now. When I made it in 2003, it was to commemorate Ohio being a state for 200 years. And just to make my own of that antique beauty I saw online years before.

One last look at an eagle..........
Always will be drawn to eagle quilts like many quilters are. I'm sure this won't be the last one I make.


ann hermes said...

I remember when that eagle quilt was on eBay the first time. I bid on it too;I didn't win it either. I still have a photo of it in my idea folder.

liz said...

It is a beaut quilt. You can still add some quilting to the border. When it comes to quilting, I have always thought "more is more".

Dawn said...

Fabulous! Great quilt and even more special because you drew it.

Betty Lou said...

See your is even better, you made it your style. I like!

Lori said...

What a great quilt! I have a collection of eagles and maybe one day I'll make an eagle sampler.

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt and I remember when that eagle quilt was for sale! I love eagle quilts and yes saved that picture too!
great job , love the red and blue
thanks for sharing

Barb said...

great eagle quilt! I just love them. I've done 2 and will do another one some day.