QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Friday, October 16, 2009


The birds have been happy in Kansas lately as there is so much fruit to eat. It's easy to see how 19th-century applique artists were inspired to make lots of little circles.

Flowering Almond or Poinsettia, estimated date 1850-1870

And it's not hard to see why 21st-century applique artists continue to stitch berries, cherries and grapes to their quilts. The more the merrier.

Cranberries & Cardinals by Jean Stanclift, quilted by Lori Kukuk, 2004.

Fat Quarter Folk Dance by Karla Menaugh, 2002.

Patterns for Jean's and Karla's quilts are in two Sunflower Pattern Co-operative books.

Jean's is from Cranberry Collection, which is available from Pickledish.com the Star Books website.
Click here: http://pickledish.kcstar.com/?q=node/246

Karla's is from Fat Quarter Fancy Work, which you can find at Quilters Warehouse. Click here for their page on our Sunflower Pattern Co-operative designs.


Susan Ryan said...


WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilts and I actually like adding berries to my vines, even if they are not perfect.