Friday, March 05, 2010

One of my favorite quilts

This is one of my favorite quilts. I do have quite a few favorites, but this was my most time consuming quilt at the time I finished it in 1993. It was based on a quilt I saw in an issue of Quilter's Newsletter magazine and I ordered the back issue from 1982 with the pattern in it. I love the contrast of fabrics and I hand quilted it with pink thread. I sent a photo of this quilt to Country Woman magazine and they published the photo in 1995 in the blue ribbon winners section.
This is a top I finished the borders on this morning. The blocks belonged to my late friend Debi and they were from a swap in 2000. She gave the blocks to me last summer and after she passed away last month I got them out and had them on my design wall. This was her layout and her border/sashing fabric. It's a little busy, but it is a special memory quilt as the blocks were made by a lot of people we both knew.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Hand Quilted feathers look so nice in the white space! And Debi's quilt isn't too busy... It's pretty fabric. Was this from a SWAN swap?

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wow - amazing quilt - and Deb's qiult is wonderful - such a great thing to wrap yourself in memories.

Sharon T in Lynden said...

I think they are both just wonderful. Do you have any plans for Debi's quilt?
Are you enjoying posting everyday?

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I'm really enjoying your virtual quilt show, Julie -- what a variety!