Monday, August 12, 2019


Awhile back I posted about reinventing a quilt that I made in 1986 called "Orchestral Maneuvers at Dawn" (named after a favorite band of my son's at the time).
It was a simple alternating two-block design.
I knew that by using newer fabrics and a different layout of the two blocks, an entirely different quilt would emerge.
Here are the two blocks in the new fabrics.
And here is the finished quilt which I have named "Fallow Ground".
Hosea 10:12 and Jeremiah 4:3 in the bible talks about fallow ground.
'Fallow Ground', 2019, 23"x23", Paper Pieced, Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted
Every thing old can be new again!

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The Joyful Quilter said...

Super fun remake!!!

Rebecca Grace said...

Wow. First of all, your original 1986 quilt and the new remake are both beautiful and a very interesting idea. I am not sure why you chose to name your new version "Fallow Ground," but reading that and being reminded of the Bible verses about fallow ground kind of connected with me today and sent me off to my Bible to read more... Thanks for that. :-)

Susie H said...

I just LOVE 2 block quilts and the secondary design formed. Both quilts are really beautiful!

Kate said...

It's always fun to see the same quilt made with different fabrics. Both of your versions turned out beautifully.

Susan said...

What's old is new again - terrific job on updating an old block

Lynette said...

I really love seeing the dramatic differences that can come from the same block. :)