Wednesday, August 11, 2010

American Heritage Sampler

As you may have guessed, we have been traveling again. I hand pieced this miniature sampler quilt on a March cruise from Beijing to Anchorage (7 days at sea),

put them together when we got home and then quilted it while traveling this July from NY to London on a 18 day “Fir & Ice” cruise including Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Shetlands, & Norway.

This idea started with a barrel marked 15¢ a strip in a San Diego quilt shop that specializes in vintage fabrics. I had fun sorting through odds and ends with no end product in mind. My design plan was to include as many representative patterns as possible. These traditional blocks range from 1800-1860.


Sharon said...

What a beautiful piece of work. The memories of your trips are stitched into this and it will be such a lovely keepsake. What is the finished size?

Miriam said...

Wow!! Beautiful work, Janet!

What a lovely way to remember your holidays.

Barb said...

Wow, I love your quilt and I love cruising too.
What wonderful trips, oh my!
Your quilt is stunning and the quilting is lovely. You must be in love with it.

Cheryl said...

Miniature! My favorite! And I love the hand quilting. Is this your pattern and if so, where could I find it. I am currently trying to design my own miniature pattern and appreciate the work you have done.

pratima said...

Janet, your quilt is very very cute! Love the border with Dresden petals and the scrappiness of the whole quilt. Your hand quilting makes it even more charming! What a wonderful trip you had and this little quilt will always bring back those memories :)