Today, I came across these photos that I meant to use and never have. They were taken a couple of years ago now, by Raimonda Daras. I was demonstrating hand quilting at the annual Fine Art of Fiber show. It's a wonderful event - the weavers, quilters, and needlework guilds all participate, and we pretty much take over all the exhibit spaces at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
This quilt is an antique top that I bought many years ago. I save it for those times when I need a demonstration project, so it has been in progress for a very long time now.
The pattern is called Magic Vine. The patterns were first published in the 1930s in the Nancy Page newspaper column. Here's a write-up about the origins of the quilt. A quilt made from the patterns was published in 1935 in The Romance of The Patchwork Quilt by Carrie Hall and Rose Kretsinger. Eleanor Burns published a book with updated patterns a few years ago.
This post has photos of the quilt itself.
So hello from me, and I hope you all have a joyous and sparkly holiday break, whichever of the winter holiday of lights you celebrate.