Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dear Prudence

I know that you probably get emails like this all the time .......


This was the start of an email we received yesterday. Actually, no, we don't get emails like this all the time. Who does? But I'm sure glad we did. It was from Linda White from just outside of Simpson Australia (how sweet!). She had spent the last year working on a quilt using our Wiscasset fabric collection. It is a reproproduction of an antique Australian quilt. A hexagon quilt. Love hexagons! But... this was an ambitious project. Here are Linda's hexagons.This was the start of her project....Just over 12 months later, this is what she had.
Notice the Best Quilt ribbon and the Best of Show ribbon. Congratulations Linda! We are beaming that this masterpiece was made with our fabric. Thanks so much for letting us know. Oh, and go here and here to read about the quilt show and Linda's journey in making Dear Prudence.

Handwork - it's not a chore - it's a delight. Thanks for reminding me Linda.

Laurie

25 comments:

Libby said...

Holy Cow! That is one fabulous quilt!

Christine said...

I went to Melbourne and saw the quilt and it is amazing.

It won the Best in Show for the " Fabric of Society" quilt challenge, the Book was written by Dr Annette Gero and the challenge was part of the Quilt show this year.

Happy stitching
Christine

Pookie said...

Holy cow! That's AMAZING! Congratulations to her on that stunning quilt!

I've been so down on the quilting internet lately because so many of the projects I see are the ones made up of giant rectangles that can be pieced on a machine in a day. It's so refreshing to see someone taking the time to revel in the joy of handwork!

Miriam said...

I saw the quilt too.
The stitching, the fussy cutting and the obvious dedication to produce such an exquisite quilt are breath taking!

Judy in Michigan said...

I was just going to send you the link to this blog. Congrats to you for designing such beautiful fabric which added to Linda's amazing handwork. What a treasure!!

Lorraine said...

I was lucky enough to see this quilt "in the flesh" so to speak while Linda was still working on it earlier this year...photos just don't do it justice..those hexies are tiny ....and a lot of them are fussy cut....inspirational stuff!...oh and nice fabric too!

kshackabq said...

Wowee! Thank you for showcasing this quilt and providing the links. Very amazing, and how fun that she used Wiscasset!

Wendy said...

OMG, now that's a Quilt!!
Beautiful!
Wendy

WoolenSails said...

That is so beautiful, love the tiny hexagons.

Debbie

Allie said...

That is AMAZING - and your fabric is perfect for it!

Lizzie said...

I stood looking at this quilt on Saturday, mouth open, jaw dropped and now I read the story. Awsome effort, amazing woman, great fabric :o)
LIzzie
xxx

mamabug said...

Wow!!! She is a dedicated quilter and an amazing one at that!!

Heather A said...

Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention. It's a quilt that should be admired much and by many and for multiple reasons! I'm so glad to know about it and would love to see it for real!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my word!!! I can't imagine the work in the quilt. But I can feel and see the love and joy in every stitch she took. What a glorious and beautiful quilt. Truly and heirloom. Hugs...

Anonymous said...

Did she count...or even guess...at how many it took to make the quilt? It is truly amazing!! S Warren

taylorsoutback said...

How glorious! Her quilt will be included in future legendary quiltmakers history books!

nngirl said...

WOW.

Helen said...

What a fantastic quilt! Thanks for sharing this story.

Sew Unique Creations said...

Gorgeous! What an accomplishment!

Jana said...

This quilt is truly amazing!!! I love hand piecing, but those small hexagons... :-) I don´t see in my future.
Love your fabric, she used.
Jana in Prague, Czech Republic

Jan PATEK said...

Wow! What an awesome quilt! And congrats that she chose your fabric (huzzah, huzzah) to make it out of. How neat for you and for her.

suz said...

I saw this on another blog and wondered about the size of the hexagons ... breathtaking!

Audrey said...

All I can say is WOW!

SharoninStitches said...

Magnificently done! Brava!

pat sloan said...

totally crazy and amazing!!! And look at her smile!!! she rocks and so does your fabric!

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