Barb and I wanted to participate in the Fall Virtual Quilt Festival over at Parkcitygirl.com One of the many fun things our cupcake group does is to pick out a quilt that we all like and reproduce/interpret it in our own way. The first quilt did was a late 1800's quilt Victoria and Albert museum quilt featured in Kaffe Fassett's book - Museum Quilts.
We used many of the templates in the book but also used a lot of our own which we shared. Here is Barb's take on the quilt. She used her fabulous collection of reproduction fabrics and quilted it using a handmade Bishop's fan stencil. It won Best Applique' at the NJ State show in 2008. It's title is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and OMG it is!
Here's my take on the quilt. I went with a 2-color red & white theme (fewer fabric decisions for Libras) and horizontal wavy quilting lines . It won third place applique at the NJ State show in 2009.
Still to come is our friend Susan's Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral quilt which is a totally original design using only these type of appliques and complementing quilting designs. It's going to be gorgeous.