I do research on and recreate garments and objects from the past. My sources range from original items to photographs in books, periodicals, art works, literary references and period patterns. My research also involves the history of knitting needles and related implements.
The portrait in the corner is by Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) of Elisabeth Alexeyevna (?), location and ownership unknown.
A day late but a nice, bright, cheerful summer quilt.
This quilt is made out of cotton reproduction Provençal prints. The batting/wadding is Warm & Natural's Needled Cotton. I use this brand, which has a slender but sturdy texture, for my reproduction quilts as the finished product most closely resembles antique quilts. This quilt is entirely hand pieced and hand quilted. It measures 45" square.