Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thank you Madame President

In Prairie Quilt Guild, my guild in Wichita, traditionally the past president is in charge of making a quilt for the outgoing president with the help of the rest of the Board.  It was my job this year to come up with a quilt for Gail.  Because she loves old quilts and studies their history, I chose to make an antique-style signature quilt. 

The Board members made the star signature blocks and I did the rest.  Most of the fabric comes from Barbara Brackman's Lately Arrived from London fabric line.  The center medallion I found at Reproduction Fabrics.
I wanted the look of trapunto without the hassle of cut - away trupunto or the heft of two batts.  So I cheated and just cut strips of wool batting which I then glued with Elmer's purple school glue stick to the back of the quilt in the borders where I wanted the feathers to stand out.   I quilted heavily around the feathers and since I only used wool batting, it doesn't feel stiff.  Some times cheating pays off!
I was not able to be at the meeting yesterday when she received the quilt - I hope she likes it!


  1. If she doesn't, she's nuts! It's beautiful.

  2. How could see now go nuts, its beautiful!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  3. She likes it! I do too. Thanks for doing such a great job!

  4. Clever; I'm gonna remember that ! Nice quilt

  5. I don't know who your guild president is, but if she doesn't like that quilt, she's a crazy person! Love the idea of the hassle-free trapunto! Beautiful job, as usual!

  6. Splendide !! I loved it so much !!

  7. Just discovered your blog and am so glad I did! This quilt is stunning! love the trapunto. I have a similar chintz centre and am planning on a medallion but not sure I'll manage trapunto! Did it mean you needed to do extra quilting on the other borders so they didn't pucker up?
    Every Stitch