Thursday, 6 November 2014

Story Book Quilt

Our temperatures have dropped drastically this last week, so I´ve been getting out the blankets and quilts.  This reminded me that when I saw my daughter this summer, I managed to take a few photos of a quilt that I made a few years ago for my grandson.  I have only ever made and finished about five quilts and this is by far my favourite one.



This is a children´s story book quilt based on the Bremen Town Musicians


 and the clever illustrations which captured my interest are by Petra Steinmeyer.


 The blocks are shown in order of the story.............Once upon a time...............




.an unhappy donkey left his owners as they considered him too old to work, and he decided to go to Bremen and be a musician...............


On the way to Bremen he met a dog who was too old to hunt.


A sad cat who could no longer catch mice....................



 and a cockerel which was going to be eaten for supper............


The four animals found a shelter for the night, but spied robbers inside...............



 they all made a terrible noise which scared the robbers...................


who ran away......................



and the four animals decided to make the shelter their home, living happily ever after.............
The End.



Hope you liked the story and quilt.  Until next week.


35 comments:

  1. Well I can certainly see what you've only finished 5 quilts. That one is so intricate, it would have taken me 5 years just on one!
    The fact that it tells a whole story is beyond my creativity. Kudos to you Sheryl!

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  2. What an amazing quilt!AriadnefromGreece!

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  3. I always need to be prepared for a cuteness attack when I look at your blog. This is just an incredible quilt. Those are such lovable animals and you get such great expressions on the faces. Even the thieves are lovable!

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  4. Adorable! Bed and story in one.

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  5. Wow! Wspaniały projekt. Pierwszy raz widzę taką piękną kołdę z bajką. To jest genialne. Podziwiam za talent.

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  6. Such an adorable quilt, Sheryl, filled with whimsicality, fun, humour, colour, originality....one could go on and on and on!! 'Tis a quilt filled with glorious details and your story is magical. This quilt will keep your grandson entertained for hours providing many a fun and special moment as he snuggles in his captivating quilt!

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  7. Your quilt is adorable and the story is very nice :) great job !! I can never imagine myself making quilt size projects :)

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  8. what a great quilt. The characters are so cute. It just makes you SMILE!!

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  9. This is such an amazing quilt Sheryl! A true heirloom! The detail is just amazing! You truly are a talented lady :)

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  10. What an amazing job you did on that quilt! No wonder it's a favourite.

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  11. I understood you live in north Spain. We are almost neighbours - I ve in Oporto!
    Loveley, absolutely lovely blog!
    I'll be back!
    Besito
    Nina

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  12. Priceless illustrations in fabric, love, love it!
    I collect childrens books that have illustrations printed from original textile work, so this is a definite delight for me to see, thank you so much!!

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  13. Absolutely wonderful interpretation, Sheryl! I loved this story as a child, this brought back lovely memories :)

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  14. You really should make more quilts because your handwork and attention to detail are an absolute delight for the eyes! I love this quilt and I'll bet that your grandson does too!

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  15. Wow! What an excellent quilt! Your detail work is amazing! Thank you for 'sharing' the story with us!

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  16. Oh how cute, what a lovely quilt.What an awesome interpretation of the Story Bremer Stadtmusikanten
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  17. Such a gorgeous quilt, Sheryl. Your grandson must love it!

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  18. Blankets gorgeous !!!
    So much work and how well conveys the emotions of heroes tales)))

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  19. What a gorgeous quilt! I love each story block.
    Have you heard of Barefoot Books, especially those written by Claire Beaton? She used applique to make the illustrations. How Big is a Pig? is one of our favourites.

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  20. What a nice story and a beautyfull quilt!
    Greetings 10eke

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  21. A most special keepsake; that quilt you made. Love the story! So much work you put into all those stitches. Just lovely.

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  22. Gorgeous story, and the quilt is priceless. If the other quilts you have made are half as good as this, you should not be ashamed

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  23. The quilt is lovely. You did a great job with it. Looking forward to seeing more of your stitching this year.

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  24. That's a great quilt and I'm sure your grandson loves sleeping under it. I'm no great quilter, but both my mom and mother-in-law have made quilts for Miss S. It's wonderful to tuck her in every night under something handmade with lots of love.

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  25. Wow your quilt is amazing and I bet your grandson just loves it!

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  26. What an incredible quilt, Sheryl! So creative!

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  27. Dear Sheryl, thank you so much for using my illustrations for this incredible quilt! I feel very proud! It was a great surprise!! www.facebook.com/pages/Petra-Steinmeyer

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  28. Great story, great quilt !!!
    Thanks for kind visit !
    Anna

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  29. each little motif captures the essence of the story
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  30. You made such a pretty quilt and you did a great job! Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  31. omg this is absolutely gorgeous Sheryl,well done on your beautiful quilt xx

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