Wednesday, 22 January 2014


Just a super quick catchup with my work in progress. I have been wanting to do this one for a long, long, time. But alas, there are no patterns, so for 3 weeks I have been busy drafting away. It's an unknown quilt, a few ladies around the quilting circle have made their own versions. I'm calling it Heritage Gardens, in honour of the book I first seen it in and the beauty of the flora.

And that's it for now. Will catch up more in depth next time.

Stitch away!!!
Till next time,
Kel x


I thought I would amend my post just so you all know what I'm on about ;)

The quilt is from this book.

It is by an unknown maker and currently resides in the Judkyn/Pratt collection in Bath.
It was entirely paper pieced. Can you believe it? Amazing!

Here is the original.

And here is the first version that I discovered a few years back when I bought a copy of Quilters Companion.

And this one is what some might call the sister or cousin quilt. It is based on the exact same theme, but this one seems to have finer work and I prefer the hexagons to the clam shells as well. Although I'm definitely going to incorporate both.

So, as you can see I will have my work cut out for me. Unfortunately there are no patterns for this quilt in its entirety, that I have found. And if your like me and it's just impossible to get to a workshop 
( Katrina Hadjimichael has a workshop for her version called Pemberly) the only other option is to draft it yourself ! 
Wish me luck.



  1. That is just lovely. You have done a great job drafting a pattern though I am unfamiliar with your inspiration.

  2. I agree with Heather. Great drafting job. It's going to be so beautiful, Kel!

  3. Wonderful to see all those versions and very well done with your drafting! I especially love the hexagon version and the combination of lots of dark browns with some light blue and pink. Pity it seems to have fallen apart :(

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  5. Thanks for the update. That is a great quilt and your interpretation is beautiful.

  6. This is a beautiful quilt and a very great undertaking on your part. Your start is just beautiful and I really like your background choice.

  7. Kell,

    This is going to be a wonderful quilt! I love these old medallions with all the intricate piecing surrounding the appliqued centres.

    Dawn BC

    1. Thankyou Dawn! I couldn't email you back as you are a no reply blogger!
      I adore medallions too ;)

  8. Kel,
    Will you please send me your address... I have been trying to get in touch with you because you won a giveaway on my blog!... Love seeing your blog!

    1. Thank you Joyce, I emailed you through your pattern website ;)
      I won, I won, lol

  9. You are doing a fantastic job. Your color choices are divine. I love it! I will keep checking in to see its progress.

  10. Thank you :)
    I have sewn all the leaves and vines down. Now I'm madly sewing hexagons together for the next round of appliqué. I can't wait until the centre is complete!

  11. Kel, lovely to meet you. What a spectacular quilt Heritage Gardens is. Your vine wreath looks so delicate, you have a wonderful start to this quilt.


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