Flower garden center of quilt pieced by my daughter's great grandmother in 1930s and 1940s. Passed to me in 1977 if I agreed to quilt. With assist from my sister I found reproduction fabric for extended border with vines.
This pattern is made of 5 wedges, each with 3 pieces - mirror image top pieces and a point. I did not want to bind a 10 sided quilt, and thought it would be easier for the recipient to hang as a square. I added an extension to each of the 10 top pieces and the squared it off.
Whilst watching Linda Pumphrey on Show No 2212 back last summer I was fascinated by her story of the block designs shown on the reverse of the Mountain Mist wrappers. I immediately fell in love with the block pattern being used for the demonstration and decided to use it as the basis for a new quilt, which I have just finished.
The block I had chosen had been originally an applique pattern but as I usually make hand quilted wholecloth quilts, I decided to use the one applique shape to make my main design, adding additional pieces of lace, twisted cord for the flowers and the odd bead here and there. I started with the initial square on point in the middle and built up the design as I went along.
I used silk dupion and a Liberty Tana Lawn for the main applique pieces. The main quilting design is backstitch quilted and painted in parts with additional Colonial knots around some of the edgings.
Thank you TQS for giving me such inspiration for this quilt and for the pleasure I get watching all the fascinating Shows you make.