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Civil War Bride Quilt by Cindy B

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I was honored to quilt this spectacular applique quilt made by Cindy B.   The pictures don’t do it justice. The first few pictures were taken while on my quilting table. DSCN2749The background fabric was half cream and half blue/black.  I learned that quilting doesn’t show up on that combination.  However, tight stippling (stitching) does make the applique really stand out.  (It looks like a technique called trapunto.)
DSCN2750Cindy’s applique work is perfection. The fabric selection is amazing.  This quilt is a work of art.
DSCN2929 The pattern is a reproduction of a quilt made in the 1850’s.  The bride in the upper row, middle block is featured, no one knows why there is no groom.DSCN2930 Cindy modified the pattern a little.  The original quilt had elephants above the horses, not those cute sheep that Cindy stitched .  Plant City, FL is the strawberry capital of the world,so it is fitting that there is a lovely strawberry block.  Speaking of strawberries, the local strawberries are ripe. They are delicious this year; large and sweet and juicy.) DSCN2931Gorgeous quilt, Cindy!

Written by bevanddara

January 19, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Posted in Bev, Quilts

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