Stars in the Garden by Becky Goldsmith of Piece O' Cake
Every month I highlight a quiltmaker who has contributed to our appreciation for antique quilt design by putting a personal stamp on reproduction quilts.
September's Past Perfect quiltmaker is Becky Goldsmith,
half of the Piece O'Cake team with Linda Jenkins.
Dogwood Block from Stars in the Garden
I remember well the impact this particular Piece O' Cake design had on my world view.
You could piece the applique background?!?
From Linda & Becky's 2004 book Applique Delights
This simple idea done well was an influential contribution to the world of quilting.
We take it so for granted today but it was radical 15 years ago.
Blue Bullseye by Becky Goldsmith
But then again: Paper piecing giant wheels with pointy pieces is a pretty good idea too.
Bullseye Quilts From Vintage to Modern
is new from C&T Publishing this month.
She's been experimenting with circular designs for a while.
Detail from Everyday Best
The Ground as Seen From Above
Becky and Linda met in Tulsa at the local guild about 30 years ago. Becky lives in Texas and she and Linda have managed to coordinate patterns, books and mutual ideas over long distance for quite a while. They've written over 30 books. See their website for lots more information.
Becky's had a lot of great ideas:
Leaves in the Breeze
And then there's her use of color...
Aunt Millie's Garden
She and Linda explain their color theory in several of their books.
Lawn and Garden
Love Apple Star
The Delectable Mountains