Oh, Susannah! by Barbara Brackman, 2003
I was inspired to get this quilt of mine out of the closet the other day because there is a new fabric line coming that celebrates one of "Our Favorite Quiltmakers: Susan McCord."
My wall quilt was inspired by a quilt made in Indiana in the late-19th century.
These string pieced leaves are Susan McCord's signature style.
My version was one of the models for our Sunflower Pattern Co-operative's book about McCord and her quilts: Our Favorite Quiltmakers: Susan McCord. Authors were me, Shauna Christensen and Deb Rowden.
I remembered that one of the reds bled. And now I realize I can
get rid of that stain by soaking it overnight with a Color Catcher or two.
I'll let you know what happens.
Print from Henry Ford Museum's line
Inspired by Susan McCord
The new fabric from the Museum includes a couple of cheater cloth patterns, one inspired by the same quilt.
Feathered Star by Susan Noakes McCord (1829-1909)
Collection of the Henry Ford Museum
McCord's quilt is about 80" square.
A link to their quilt collection, which includes numerous Susan McCord quilts:
Check out the fabric at this link:
You can still buy our 2004 book online.
Used or new it's generally listed as more expensive than the original price ($24.95), although I can't figure out why since Karla and I have lots of copies in her basement. We'd be glad to sign one for you and ship it to you. We have marked it down to $19.95.
That's Shauna Christensen's version of McCord's
Floral Urn on the wall; my quilt on the table.
Denise I. has finished her Stars in a Time Warp top; her central block
inspired by Susan McCord.