Friday, June 22, 2012

Hewson Quilt Progress

Bettina Havig and her Hewson quilt top

Bettina's original design frames the reproduction panel.

Quilters are making progress on their Hewson print quilt tops. Bettina has the top done and ready for hand quilting
 Roseanne Smith is doing Broderie Perse applique. This picture is 3 months old. She doesn't want to finish---it's the elusive never-ending handwork project we love.

Here's a shot of Merikay Waldvogel's on the left and mine in January. Merikay noticed that most of the original quilts have more details in the center panel so she appliqued birds in the corners. Mine was inspired by Zebiah Hewson's.

Quilt by Zebiah Hewson, Philadelphia Museum of Art

This is where I am now, working on the third border, some of which is digitally added here.
And in looking at the original I see I have to applique more birds and butterflies in there too.

You can probably still find the kits for this one by
Jean Ann Wright for Andover.

Click on these links to see others in progress or finished:
Here's one from Quilt It & Dotty
Susan's on BusyThimble blog
Scroll down to see Jo Morton's shown at Spring Quilt Market


  1. The white/cream in the zigzag border really stands out. I like it.

  2. Zebiah Hewson's had good math skills to create such a great border! Thanks for sharing some fabulous quilts in progress!

  3. Really beautiful quilts and nice variations to make each one unique.


  4. Thank you for linking me! I made another one: http://dorryvanbeers.blogspot.nl/2012/01/wat-zie-ik-nu.html and http://dorryvanbeers.blogspot.nl/2012/02/extreme-winter-toen-we-naar-vijfhuizen.html

  5. I had put off ordering the fabric, not sure why, really wanted to see it in person. Going to order some now. Thank you for the inspiration.

  6. I bought two of the urn centre panels by mail order and when they arrived, decided they weren't right for me. If anyone would like one or both, feel free to e-mail me at anna_przycho@yahoo.ca