Monday, 31 March 2014

Same but Different

One single quilt-block pattern.  Millions of individual quilters.  Millions of unique interpretations of that one pattern.  Each finished block/quilt telling its own story of how, why, for whom, it was made.  Each block the same but different, like us.

'Peace and Plenty' quilt block pattern  (McCall's Quilting)

'Peace and Plenty' -  a classic block first published around 1945.  My version in the homewares collection uses vintage 1930s fabric prints, in a traditional red, white and blue colour scheme. What does this say about me?  That I love bold use of colour, striking combinations, perhaps?

Design for Peace and Plenty product range (copyright Cathy Daniel)

Cotton Tea Towel:

Below -  a simple but effective version, found on Pinterest.  Hope I've got the attribution source correct.  These colours would look great in my beach house ....  if I had one!

Found on Pinterest :

My 'Peace and Plenty' handmade ceramic quilt bowl - same pattern, but different effect. What does this say about me?  That I'm going through a dotty phase?  (Absolutely!)
'Peace and Plenty' ceramic quilt block bowl -

I love the traditional patterns, but I am the first to admit that I am no expert. I'm a potter, not a quilter.

So, if any quilters out there have made any of the patterns I have used for the Homewares range, I would love to show them in future posts.  They are 'Peace and Plenty',  'Summer Winds',  'Bear Tracks'  and  'Right Hand of Friendship'.  Just drop me an email about it -

Have a wonderful, creative, fun week, putting your own unique stamp on to your work!



  1. Hi Cathy,

    Lovely to discover your blog and many thanks for visiting me and hope you have a great trip to France when you go.
    How creative you are and I love the designs of Peace and Plenty and the wonderful bowl.
    Enjoy the week

  2. I rather love your "dotty phase", I must say. The block patterns and print patterns used in a quilt can help to date it - in fact, one of Jill Paton Walsh's "Isobel Quy" books turns on that fact. There's always more to find out, as I am sure you will discover!

  3. I love the bowl, so pretty, and yes, I'm dotty for dots too.

  4. Hi Cathy,

    thank you so much for your nice comment I my blog.:-)
    As I can see here you are a great artist and create wonderful things. I'm deeply impressed by your handmade pottery, love your patchwork art so much. :-)

    Lots of warm greetings from Germany

  5. I like your bold colours best! Nice to see how different they can be with the alternative interpretations.

  6. Τhank you for visiting me.I'm happy too to know you!

  7. It always interests me to hear when blocks date back to. The colours you chose for your homewares line really work well to show off the design. Your bowl of course is brilliant, I love all the polka dots and the ruffley edge with a button, absolutely beautiful!

  8. Hi Cathy, I have come to visit you after you very kindly found me and commented on my blog. All I can say is 'Wow!' and perhaps 'Wow!' again. Your creations are amazing! I will be following you on Facebook and will be visiting you here often. Best wishes to you in all your endeavours.


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