History of the Quiltmaking as I blogged it. Stack of luscious fabric, a test block, variations on the Design Wall until joyfully we finished [click here].
I was going for a reproduction look, chose a thin batting and went with the baptist fan. This quilt is lovely but imagine it with a more swirly, flowery, pretty quilting. Are you seeing it? Changes the look and feel of the quilt, doesn’t it?
I’m pleased the baptist fan was selected. It gives this piece an overall utility quilt look. I imagine a wife and her daughters making this quilt for their father or brother’s to use during the Civil War. 620,000 casualties and the fabric reflects its utility, the practical use at the time.
This quilt was made with help. Someone purchased the fabric for me, someone else shopped with me and a couple of others supported me physically with the arranging of blocks prior to sewing. When I look at this quilt it will remind me always of all the really neat, beautiful people that contribute to keeping me quilting. I dig that!