Bev’s Three Quilts

My friend, Bev, recently sent me three quilt tops to complete for her. First up is “Lady of the Lake.” After you admire the hundreds of tiny half square triangles, zoom in to see the fabrics she chose. At first glance the quilt seems to be made of Civil War reproduction fabrics. Look closer! Bev has included contemporary batiks in brighter colors. Amazingly, all the fabrics blend cohesively in this quilt! The “Abigail” pantograph adds depth to the large white triangles.

“Lady of the Lake”

Bev also sent a wall quilt of “Sawtooth Stars” with “Hourglass” centers. The homespun fabrics lend such a comfortable feeling. How about that bright blue star in the center of the bottom row? The unexpected shade adds interest to the quilt, don’t you think? The “Drunken Feathers” curvy quilting ties all the patchwork angles and lines together.

“Sawtooth Star”

Bev’s third finish is a “Churn Dash” quilt, also made of homespuns and coordinating fabrics of muted tones. How different Churn Dash appears without a light background! The alternating red and light triangles in the block corners add an appealing secondary design. For quilting, I chose a Baptist Fan design with brown/gold thread.

“Churn Dash” variation

Congratulations to Bev for three gorgeous quilt finishes!

2 thoughts on “Bev’s Three Quilts

  1. Bev’s 3 quilts are beautiful and your quilting is superb. The quilting on the lady of the lake really enhances the open space in the blocks and doesn’t appear to be so close as to make the quilt like cardboard. Nice!

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