FootHills Quilt - Beginning
I stumbled upon this quiltalong, and was instantly interested. It's taking an antique quilt and remaking it, which I always love the concept of. Go here and here to read all the details.
Here's the great thing about this quilt. I had already decided to make this quilt, but hadn't read any details about it. It struck me as interesting that it was called the FootHills quilt. I live 1 1/2 hours from the Rocky Mountains in Central Alberta, and the area between our prairies and these mountains is known as the Foothills. I figured that 'foothills' is maybe a common name for this type of country. And then reading into it, I realized that this quilt actually is from Alberta! The maker and exact location is unknown, so that means it could have been sewn in any old farmhouse I see around me as I drive down the road! This is quite thrilling to me, as the quilt history in this part of the world is not very plentiful.
So it seems I for sure must make a quilt like this:) I've started in, and feel a bit stalled. Not just loving my blocks... my idea immediately is that I wanted to emphasize the geese blocks going up and down so they would be mostly dark values, and the remaining pieces would all be medium to light values. I'm hoping once I get a few more blocks made, and add the sashing, it will all come together.