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Friday, May 31, 2013

Strawberries and Cream goes public

In April 2012 I went to a class taught by Jo Morton and focused on her quilt pattern Rhubarb Delight. I have long been a Jo fan and had wanted to have the opportunity to be a student in a class led by her. Anticipating the 40th anniversary of our quilt guild show and the request for red and white quilts to display at that show in June I decided to change the menu from rhubarb to strawberries.
I used Jo's pattern as my guide, following the cutting sizes and instructions, but I changed the direction of the flying geese sashes and added an outer border. There was a lot of piecing in this quilt! If you are a long time reader of this blog you will have seen a couple of earlier postings about this.

Although you maybe cannot see it I did give a lot of consideration to where I placed fabrics. The center four stars are white on white fabrics and they are surrounded by a border of  twelve cream on cream stars. The final outer row of stars are red on cream/white. To begin with I tried to use each red fabric only the one time but somewhere along the way I got my piles muddled up and there probably are repeats.

The quilting on my quilt was done on a long arm by Christy Dillon.

The show, Fabulous at Forty, opened this morning and my quilt is hanging with a large number of red and white quilts in a variety of styles. It will be great to get the feedback on this display. Ordinarily our show is for display and enjoyment and there is no juried entry, judging or theme. This year members were encouraged to either work in red and white or to create a quilt that featured forty in some way - most of the anniversary quilts are red and white but there are a few "40" quilts.

I'm going back tomorrow for a second look to enjoy all that red and white.

Thank you so much to Jo for sharing her time, expertise and patterns with us. I hope you all like my version of her pattern.


1 comment:

Cheryl Kotecki said...

Great to see this all done up in Show Condition - a classic quilt!