by Kathy Ronsheimer
Kathy Ronsheimer sent a photo of a lovely quilt she has finished, a medallion framing a panel with an eagle in a chintz wreath.
She used a lot of fabric from my Lately Arrived From London chintz line of a few years ago but I didn't have anything to do with the panel.
Panels are a great way to start designing a medallion and
I thought I'd better figure out who made this one.
I had a picture of Judy's half of the yardage
but I was getting no where in searching for words like panel eagle chintz.
Then I decided it was time to try the Google "search by image" function.
In the image page: notice that camera in the box. Click on that and upload the photo you are trying to match.
The thing (whatever it is) actually found a similar image. I clicked on it.
And found the name of the fabric:
Early Elegance by Roberta Bevin
It was printed in two colorways.
And of course once you've seen Kathy's quilt at the top you will have to have it. I remembered Kathy mentioned she used a published pattern to make those slightly offset stars in a border....
So I thought I could try the image finder for the quilt.
No luck. It seems to go by color.
Apparently this Spanish-language dance poster is related to Kathy's quilt in some digital fashion.
I did, however, find the border pattern the old fashioned way.
I stumbled upon it:
Star Spangled from Planted Seed Designs.
And I noticed that The Stitchin Post is selling a kit for Star Spangled cut from my Morris Apprentice prints.
Monica recognized the offset star border in Sue Garman's Stars for a New Day medallion:
I'll keep trying the image finder thing. It's got to be good for something....