Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Chapman Coverlet

So here's the thing....I miss doing my daily hearts for the Quilty365. 

One of the benefits to having a quilt like that on the go is that is is a great take-along project. I enjoy having small blocks to work on during guild meetings, vacation, applique group, etc.

There's a quilt that's piqued my interest for a while now...The Chapman Coverlet. I'd have to look into it more, but I'm thinking it's a reproduction of an antique quilt....but don't quote me on that.

I've had the pattern and templates for a few months...

Each block is 2.5" unfinished, so a nice size to tuck away for a travel project!

Most Chapman Coverlet quilts I see on Facebook and Instagram are done in Civil war prints. I could do that to use up my scraps, but those fabrics don't make me happy.

I've done up two blocks to try to in 1930's (which always make me happy!) and more modern prints, like Tula Pink, which are very bright and cheery. 

Hmmmm, maybe Pinterest will have some good fabric ideas for this quilt.

Half of the blocks are dark applique on light background, and the other half will be light on dark. 

A few minutes ago I'd thought to stick the 30's fabrics for this one....but now I'm not sure again!

Even my meager collection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics called out to be considered yesterday....but I really don't have much of that sort of thing. I wonder if they could be partnered with the other Tula Pink and Cotton&Steel-type fabrics in my stash?

I am linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social. Have a look at her blogpost today to see some quilt patterns she has created to commemorate Canada's 150th!


  1. Oh yes... they can all play nicely together!

  2. Use them all! The more variety in styles and color you include, the more playful your quilt will be. If you need proof of this, look at some of the Australian designers who use everything. I agree with you about the quilty365 quilt. I'm finishing on December 31st and am already looking around for a new simple block a day for next year.

  3. Since these blocks are so tiny, you'll need a lot of them. So go ahead and use all kinds of prints, modern, 30s, Kaffe, C&S, etc, as long as the colors are mostly bright, not muddy. The more variety you use, the better they'll all play together. Have fun!

  4. happy is good!! scrappy is good - lots of different colors for tiny blocks are great