Center from an English quilt advertised in the Clarion magazine
by Woodard & Greenstein in 1987.
This was also pictured in the 1989 Quilt Engagement Calendar
Although this quilt made an impression on me I didn't associate it with the free-form/unconfined applique style until yesterday when I posted a photo of a British quilt with similar center.
Durham Frame Quilt dated 1844 from the
British Quilters Guild Collection
I realized I had drawn the pattern,
first in ink and then digitally.
Primitive Paradise by Karla Menaugh
Karla Menaugh and I published our interpretation for our Sunflower Pattern
Co-operative some time ago.
I have spent many pleasant hours this past year digitizing the pattern from
the large paper sheets (some more pleasant than others---arithmetic.)
The appliqued border is my favorite part, but then again
the animals are so cute and the botany is so clever.
These fit on background about 6" square
in the published pattern.
I've been digitizing because Karla and I volunteered to do a variation as a block of the month for our quilt guild. Not the whole thing, just the border blocks.
which we figured would make a terrific small quilt---
A Little Bit of Paradise by Karla Menaugh.
Actual quilt top
Karla's blocks here are 8" square with triangles.
Georgann Eglinski is making the guild model, hand appliqued, in 10" blocks.
It did not occur to me until yesterday that the original might be
appliqued with a herringbone stitch over raw edges...
which would explain the tiny pieces.
Karla who can machine applique anything did this small deer with antlers by turning under the edges and machine appliqueing with a blind hemstitch. Now I see an alternative. We are not, however, including the deer in the guild's BOM---as we try to keep unhappiness to a minimum.
We have digitized the pattern for the large quilt and the smaller
and I just posted it for sale at our Sunflower Pattern Cooperative Etsy shop:https://www.etsy.com/listing/641053887/primitive-paradise-full-size-appliqued?ref=listing
It's 18 pages of 8-1/2" x 11 sheets---$20.
If you'd rather have us print the pattern in black and white and mail it to you see this listing:
And I see Carolyn Konig has a pattern for the center of the Durham Frame Quilt.
Mary's version of the V&A quilt
And there is the Kaffe Fassett pattern for the quilt known as the Greek Slave quilt from the book he and Liza Pryor Lucy did Museum Quilts.
Barb Vedder's version from 2007
Barb Vedder and Mary M were inspired to make their own version using some of their templates and some of their own. The pictures are from the Fun With Barb blog.
Inspired by them Lin McQuiston is working
on one with the date 2018 optimistically basted.
And that is all on British free form applique for now.