Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sallie's Quilt for Mary

A quilt is not a quilt. Some deserve a bit more attention than others. This is one of those. My friend Mary spent a lot of time making this one and she has plans to put it in our local Heritage Quilters of Huntsville show this fall. So I researched and looked all over the net for ideas for it.

The pattern is called "Sallie's Quilt" and is from Red Crinoline Quilts, formerly Bonnie Blue Quilts. They specialize in civil war reproductions. "Sallie, a Brittany Spaniel, was the beloved mascot for the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. " is the description of the pattern from their web site. 

I got my quilting inspiration from another blog (Sew'n Wild Oaks) and am very happy with how it turned out. I even emailed Lynn and she was kind enough to email back with the information I was looking for. She free-motioned hers, I must admit the Statler did mine :0)
"cathedral window" inside the inner squares

This is the outer block

Pumpkin seeds in small irish chain blocks

Each block and star are outlined with stippling in the light areas

I used a blue thread to quilt the same flower from the border into the 3 inch areas on the blue blocks

Setting triangles

Border corner

Flower in the center of each border

I also went back and outlined the black border on each side. 

Thanks Mary for letting me work on your beauty! and thanks to Lynn for the inspiration for it. 


  1. this one is simply it. btw...G. is interviewing tomorrow with a logistics group in Greeneville, TN. How far is that from you?

  2. Beautiful--both the top and the quilting. Eager to see it in person.

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  4. Mary's quilt is stunning! Her piecing and fabric selection looks absolutely perfect. Your quilting is over the top gorgeous Melissa!

  5. Wow -- this is a beauty!! Has she already shown it in Show & Tell? I missed July's meeting. You'll have some quilts in the show, won't you?! Great job, Melissa! :)