Thursday, August 31, 2017

"Beauty in Brown" by Karen McTavish

Recently a few quilts made by Karen McTavish were offered for sale on Facebook. How could I resist? The quilts were from her "Whitework Quilting" book, published in 2004. The quilt I purchased is called "Beauty in Brown" and was created especially for the book, a seminal tome that explored traditional wholecloth quilting motifs while revealing new creative possibilities in free-motion machine quilting.

The quilt is 48" x 48" and is quilted with light brown thread in the motif areas. The background quilting is done with white thread, matching the fabric. The book includes much more information about this quilt and others, such as details about materials, technique and what inspired the quilts. Many thanks to Karen, and special thanks to Frank Palmer for running the auction-style sale. Lucky me for being the high bidder on this beauty!

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