This quilt is a collaboration between LouAnn White, Danetta Burnett (the awesome quilting) and myself. It was finished in June 2005 and was awarded to Judy Karnas in a drawing for the members of the Rainy Daze Quilt Guild.
We tried a lot of different techniques on this quilt. The truly skinny stems are flat and tidy. The flowers and leaves are a collection of concepts learned doing jacobean applique. The stained glass effect was flip and sew using a butcher paper pattern.
There are things I would do differently if I were to repeat this quilt. I would make the corner stained glass bits squared off and put a tight black border around that before adding the framing. I would make the framing wood grain instead of black and white print to emphasize the window effect.
Since this quilt we’ve used this center design theme in two other quilts. The stalks of purple, red and light blue graduated leaves are graduated 60° truncated diamonds. The cattail fabric was a fortuitous find.
I hope Judy enjoys this quilt as much as we enjoyed making it.
This quilt received second in the Contemporary Quilts category at the 2007 Rainy Daze Quilt Guild Quilt Show.