Wednesday, August 17, 2011

From Alice: NOT an Art Quilt!

I worked all during July on this Civil War reproduction fabric quilt, a gift for my elder sister.  We had a surprise birthday party for her last Saturday, and here I am showing her and the group the quilt top.  It's not yet quilted, but will be by the time she returns from India this fall.  (She was awarded a Fulbright fellowship!  She teaches at SMU in Dallas.)  Katy, a great niece, (on of my sister's granddaughters) is assisting in the showing.  Sister Kathy loved the quilt!  The block is one of the many Texas star blocks.  The tan background fabric gives the quilt an antique look, I think.

Here are a few more views of this quilt, which I named Cocheco Texas Stars.  Cocheco for the mill which manufactured the lovely reproduction fabrics.