Meet 'Catherine's Garden' - our new pattern based on an antique quilt in our collection.
The center has the initials CB and the number 55 quilted in the center.
The dealer told us it is from 1855, and the initials are for Catherine Bucher. More on the history of this quilt in a future post.
It is entirely hand stitched - the solid yellow background is seamed as fabrics in 1855 were narrow. The rest of the fabrics are prints; red, green, pink, cheddar and blue.
My friend and I have been working on our reproductions. She chose Amy Butler 'Banana' solid - a beautiful choice! We had fun shopping at Fat Quarter's Quilt shop in Vista, CA.
(FYI - they currently offer free shipping if you miss a local shop like I do)
I chose cream solid since I have the yellow one - it will be fun to show the two side by side. I'll be sharing photos all in a future post.
Would you chose yellow? cream? something else?
UPDATE: See the finished reproduction quilt HERE
The pattern is on our Etsy Shop.
Have a great week!