This is Lucinda’s Five Small quilt and it has a great story. She made this quilt for her brother and used fabric from a red dress that belonged to their mother. The dress was a bridesmaid dress that her mother altered into a regular dress so it was one they remember her wearing. Lucinda added this red fabric to the quilt to create a wonderful family keepsake. I love the idea of incorporating these memories into a quilt!
The pattern is called Five Small and is from Fons and Porters Modern Patchwork, the Nov/Dec 2017 issue. It was even quilt on the cover of the magazine.
She asked for heavy custom quilting so I did pebbles and swirls in the background and CC’s in the darker fabrics. I stitched in the ditch around the red fabrics. I used Microquilter thread on top and Bottom Line on the back. Batting is Quilters Dream Blend.
Here is a peek at the back.