Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ann Robinson Bedcover

This bedcover is one of the earliest quilts in the Shelburne Museum collection, and is on the cover of the book Enduring Grace, Quilts from the Shelburne Museum Collection.  It measures 95 x 100, and consists of appliqued calico, gingham, and chintz on a white cambric backing.  This bedcover is not quilted.  Ann started her bedcover on October 1813, and cross-stitched "Finished January 27th 1814" at the bottom.  She must have had a lot of free time!

In 1998 RJR, in collaboration with the Shelburne Museum, put out a fabric collection drawn from the Ann Robinson Bedcover, with a focus on shells, leaves, flowers, and other motifs from nature.  I just love this collection, and hope to make this quilt some day.

And here are the fabrics ~

Monday, March 17, 2014

My Sweet Sister Emma

First things first.  The winner of the toile is Heather!  Congratulations Heather.  I'll contact you about shipping info.  I hope you enjoy your fabric!

The line I'm profiling today is called My Sweet Sister Emma.  As you can see from the photo above, the quilt was made in 1843 in Darby, PA by Martha Warfield Knowles for her sister Emma Warfield Sheppard.  It consists of 64 inscribed blocks, some stamped and some written, as well as bible verses and drawings, interspersed with blocks of bright yellow calico.

These photos are courtesy of The Quilt Index, and you can find out more about the quilt here.  The quilt is also in the IQSC database.

Free Spirit, in conjunction with the IQSC, released a line of fabrics taken from the quilt.  I think this is the complete collection.  If you have one I don't list, please send me a pic and I will add it.

If you are interested in purchasing this fabric, Laptop Quilts still has some of it in stock here.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Toile Giveaway!

To celebrate my return to blogging, I'm giving away a yard of this fabulous toile by Roche and Kramer!  To win, all you have to do is post a comment before Friday night at midnight.  I will announce the winner over the weekend, as well as have a new post (if I can find my notes.)  :)  Good luck!

I also have a Giveaway on my other blog, Stray Threads, if you want to take a look.