Today I am entering my first on-line quilt show. What a marvelous idea. Amy at Park City Girl is hosting this event so stop by and see all the beautiful quilts.
I was a quilter for many years a while back. I saw a quilt at an antique show in the early 70’s and it was $400.00 and I said to myself that surely I could make one just like it! Well, I should have just bought that quilt!!! It would have been a lot cheaper! I loved scrap quilts and I reproduced them. My stash was out of control. Then I moved to Florida and changed the way I decorated and my quilts just didn’t look the same.
I knew Kaffe Fassett from my knitting days and when he started quilting and designing fabric, I was hooked on quilting again. His Website Glorious Color is one of my favorites.
The quilt I am featuring is a One Block Wonder from the book by Maxine Rosenthal. One fabric carefully layered 8 times is cut into octagons which are carefully sewn together and arranged to flow by colorways. I brought the flowers into the borders using Broderie Perse (French for Persian Embroidery).
Here it is on the design wall.
And back from the quilter’s. Just needs the binding.
The fabric is Lilac Lilac Rose by Philip Jacobs.