Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sweet Red and White

What a great example of taking a commercial pattern and giving yourself to it.  Luscious reds and white combine with cotton, silk, velvet and wool - pieced to perfection! 

You Make My Heart Go Pitty Pat by Eileen Thurston, Hyde Park, MA
 (The pattern from "Vivacious Curvy Quilts" by Dianne S. Hire.)


  1. This quilt looks awesome! Such pretty colors! Love it!

  2. You don't need a commercial pattern to do this kind of thing - working totally template free is very liberating - aka 'improvisational piecing', contact me if you want basic 'how to' instructions emailed - they're free.

  3. Hi Alison! Yes, I know that but I'm identifying here how this one was made. Eileen used a pattern from "Vivacious Curvy Quilts" by Maxine Rosenthal. As for myself, I've never used a pattern in my life! But maybe some of my blog readers will want to contact you at alison.schwabe@gmail.com