Florence finished her Catherine's Garden quilt.
She used reproduction fabrics.
Hand Quilting - following the original quilting lines shown on the pattern. She then went back in and added even more!
Isn't it beautiful?
Three years on and off with other projects in between , including moving.
For the ground fabric she used 'Lately Arrived' by Barbara Brackman from her stash.
She reports it was especially nice to hand quilt and she wished she bought more.
All cotton batting.
She quilts in a hoop - the same hoop she's enjoyed for the past 30 years of quilting.
"I will say it was the most fun quilting project ever - the background fabric was just wonderful for quilting and so much space quilt on and I just kept adding more and more!"
It was fun to see photos of Flo's quilt as she worked on it. It was an honor for us to have a collector of magnificent antique quilts, make one of ours.
Thank you Flo for sharing your work!
Lee Anne has her Calico Paradise ready for quilting.
She is planning to hand quilt, possibly with pearl cotton and maybe a big stitch.
She had a very special red that is hard to find for the border. In order to stretch it, she added 8 blocks to the border.
Lee Anne you captured the original look perfectly - thanks for sharing.
Send more photos of the quilting, we'd love to see it.
The choice of fabrics is perfect.
They sparkle in the summer sunshine.
There is a new line of fabrics due out soon - similar color ways perfect for this quit - stay tuned for more details this summer. I'm particularly interested in the double blue - could be stock up time!
Joy shared her quilt all hand stitched by her.
She combined three or four old patterns in a way that appealed to her.
It measures 71" x 71"
Perfect to hang behind a king size bed. She has a king size Pot of Flowers/Pride of Iowa quilt she has planned. What a room that will be!
The fabrics are all from a reproduction fabric line from Laurene Sinema of Phoenix.
This quilt was exhibited in Chicago and Houston in 2017 in "Traditional Appliqué".
Joy uses wool batting.
Incredible quilting - look at the wonderful texture!
Thank you for sharing Joy!
Pip has her Calico Paradise well under way. I have ALWAYS wanted to see this quilt in
She swapped out some of the madder for turquoise.
Don't you love the multi colored leaves?
For the very center she used a classic Kaffe print.
Fun combination of dots and stripes!
Pip lives in Australia. I often think about the original maker and how she would have marveled at our fabrics and the distance we can share our quilting projects.
The color glows!
Love the variety of prints and how they all work together.
Thanks to all the quilters who shared their beautiful work.
Email me if you have photos you would like me to share.