Friday, June 6, 2008
Sarah Johnson and Dancing Dollies Quilt
My daughter, Angela, is the proud owner of this quilt I made perhaps 10 years ago. The middle of the quilt is my reproduction of the Sarah Johnson Quilt, that Sarah completed in 1826 when she was just 14 years old. The border comes from a great Australian quilt held in a museum in Adelaide, Australia, I think.
I really must invest in a book on our great Australian quilts - in the past I've had friends who had the book and I used to borrow for reference and inspiration.
Isn't it amazing that a 14 year old made the original - and I guess it would have been all made by hand.
I'm off to experiment with my Blueberry Crush - let's see if the fabrics I am thinking about do the trick!
Best wishes all.