|Center with my initials and date|
It is a completely hand made - by me.
* Hand Pieced
* Hand Appliqued
* Hand Quilted
The pattern was made from a quilt in our collection, you can read about it HERE.
Just like Catherine, I quilted my initials and the year completed in the center of the quilt.
|Back of Catherine's Garden|
It is hard to show hand quilting cream an cream,
- all 600+ yards of it!
This is a view of the back.
Finished size is 80' x 80"
The original quilting lines are on the pattern so I was able to truly copy Catherine's design through completion of the quilting.
Quilting motifs include leaves, circles, arcs, flowers and LOTS of 'clam shells'. Each applique motif is outlined as well.
The quilt is shown draped on a queen size bed.
I did the hand piecing while 'car sitting' when our house was being shown during the move. It was quicker than getting the machine in and out. Home Stagers do not like home sewing!
I decided to bind the quilt as the 1855 original.
* The binding is 1/2" finished, single layer.
* Each side is added separately.
* The 'open' end is whip stitched closed.
After all, I was reproducing Catherine's quilt.
It is good to try something out today's norm.
I plan to get a hanging sleeve on it and will probably share a picture of it hung...
In the mean time I have Calico Paradise in the quilt frame. Once the outlining is complete I will move to hoop quilting.
|Walnut thimble holder|
I have done a little work on my 'do over' of
N. Hinde, reproduction 1778 English sampler.
The linen is 35 count, the thread is silk. It is stitched over one thread. It is available from the Scarlet Letter.
I have the lovely grained maple frame ready for finishing.
Have a great weekend!
I'll be savoring my quilt...and just maybe finishing a sampler.