Cathy from Cabbage Quilts posted a quilt on her blog on Wednesday that brought back some memories for me. Cathy blogged about a quilt that she made in 2004 from Sharon Yenter's range of fabrics called Retro Forties. Her quilt is fabulous, made from nine-patch blocks, and also a pieced back. It is a gorgeous quilt! (Be sure to check it out!)
I too loved this fabric range when it was printed in 2004 . The feature fabric is of ladies doing their washing and ironing. This is the quilt I made with it - it is one of my first quilts, made in 2004:
From memory I purchased this quilt as a kit, complete with pattern, and all fabric requirements. Some of the log cabin fabrics may even have already been cut to correct size.
Although nowadays I am most unlikely to make a whole quilt from just one fabric range, or even purchase a kit, I still think that making a quilt from a kit is a fabulous way to start making quilts, especially if your fabric stash is limited.
This quilt was professionally machine quilted with an all over stipple, by Karen Terrens from Quilts on Bastings.
I look at this quilt and feel so grateful for my quilting journey; everything I have learned along the way, the mistakes I have made, the confidence I have gained to try new things, and all the wonderful women I have met on this creative journey. (My formal education and professional back ground are very far removed from anything even remotely creative!)
Have you made anything with the Retro Forties fabric line? Did you purchase the same kit?
I will leave you with this fabric image, it is probably my least favorite domestic chore.