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.


  1. Aren't they the most gorgeous fabrics, and thx for showing the whole range. I have a few of them. And yes laptop is my 'go to' shop for those hard to find pieces. Great post :-)) thx
    M x

  2. Oh my, I am so excited to be the fabric winner. Such lovely toile. Thanks so much!

  3. Beautiful fabrics inspired by such an awesome quilt!