Monday, October 3, 2016

General’s Wives Quilt



This is Patty’s quilt that she mailed to me from Germany, this is the third quilt I have done for her and this is the largest at 100” x 100”. I asked Patty to tell me about the quilt and here is what she said.

“It was a Block of the Month called General's Wives designed by Jerry Stube from Quilter's Quarters (back then she had an actual shop, but now she is only an online store).  All of the fabrics are from Windham, General Wives' line.  I'm not a fan of the navy print in that line because it reads like a Kansas Troubles print to me, but it is what it is.  Each month I received the pattern and fabric for a separate block and a lovely short story about a General's wife.   I made this quilt with a friend...hers is already quilted...I thought I was going to try to quilt mine, but once I saw how big it was, I thought better of that :)”


Patty asked for custom quilting and with it being so large I wanted to keep it light.  I feathered the dark navy fabrics, straight lines in the blue/white print, CC’s and loops in the sampler blocks, loops in the inner border and bead board for the outer border.


I used one thread colour, a medium beige So Fine thread and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.


When I came home from the Dauphin Quilt Show on Sunday I was surprised to see how few leaves are left on the trees!  I will post pictures from the show soon!



  1. Oh My, this is so beautiful, perfect colour choices in those fabrics, and your quilting finishes it off so well, always. No leaves?? Well, I can guess what will come next.

  2. Прекрасная работа! Очень красивый квилт !

  3. Kathy, as always you work magic! Thank you for tking such care of my quilt! You make it look so good. And the photos make it even better. Thank you so, so much!

  4. Love, love, love this quilt and your quilting!