Friday, January 9, 2009

My favorite quilt


Update: I've just found out that this pattern was designed by Suellen Wassem from Ohio.

The quilt in the header is my favorite of all the quilts I've made. I guess the stars were aligned properly during the days this was being pieced - everything seemed to go perfectly. The fabric choices, the fussy cutting of the pieces, the piecing - all came together to form a beautiful whole.

I used a Kindred Spirits pattern that had just arrived at Daisy Kingdom in Portland, Oregon, where I was working and teaching quilting classes. This was in 1992, so the pattern has long been out of print. I begged the manager of the quilting department to let me make it for a store sample. It hung there for over a year - basted together and bound, as there wasn't time to quilt it before she wanted it finished. Once it was returned to me I did the quilting - which literally covers the entire quilt.

The quilt is pieced by machine and quilted by hand. I display it on the dining room table in the winter - set crosswise, and on a quilt rack in the living room the rest of the year. I wish I had a wall space to hang it permanently, but I don't.

Now that I've written this post, I've discovered I posted about this quilt once before - back in 2007. If you are interested in reading more about it see this post. The pictures in that post enlarge if you click on them - I don't know why the same pictures in this post won't do that.

12 comments:

Libby said...

It's easy to see how this came to be your favorite quilt *s*

Suze said...

It is a lovely quilt. How good it is those times when all goes together in a quilt.

Mary L. said...

I can understand why it is your favorite. It's wonderful!

Gabriele - Fadentante said...

When I'm seeing your favorite quilt the only what I can say is : WOW !!!!

I don't know any word which can describe this quilt. You can be very proud having such a wonderful quilt.

Hugs, Gabriele

Kathie said...

like I said this is my favorite quilt too!
you can send it to me I would be happy to display it in my home for awhile!
Kathie

Patty said...

I love your quilt!

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Fils irobes said...

I love your quilt !!It's wonderful!!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, I can see why this your favorite. I love it too.

Tanya said...

Beautiful quilt! I've yet to do fussy cutting but the results are wonderful aren't they! Love that star with the stripe going around it.

sewkalico said...

That is one impressive quilt, Patti!

Petey said...

A very striking quilt. Always love blue and golds together. All the star point identical...fussy, fussy. Beautiful.

Tine said...

It is stunning!!