Friday, January 10, 2014

Wild Goose Chase Repro

Yay! I just finished a quilt I started 6 years ago. Wild Goose Chase is a reproduction of a c.1840 quilt from my favorite book, Calico and Chintz: Antique Quilts from the Collection of Patricia S. Smith, (Smithsonian, 1997.) I'd already made four other repros from this book and love the challenge of searching for "just the right fabrics."

I started collecting fabrics in 1999. The large blue plaid I ordered from Keepsake Quilting but all the other prints I purchased at a small quilt shop in NJ.

I had been saving an article from Quilters Newsletter Magazine with instructions for making this block so that was my starting point. I drafted my block and then made this prototype in 2008.

I used Quilters Dream Cotton Request for the batting. The quilting design in the original quilt was concentric circles but I nixed that idea real quick and did concentric squares instead.

Double row straight line quilting was easy to do in the large 1/2 square triangle blocks.

Chevrons were quilted in the edge triangles.

These are the fabrics I used on the back.

And, here's my label. DONE! I kept track of the time I spent quilting and the total was 57.33 hours. My husband said "that's only 2-1/2 days." <g>

Here are my UFOs and works-in-progress. Next in line to finish is the Quilt of Valor quilt plus I have to sew sleeves on four quilts for an exhibit at Town Hall that is scheduled to open in April. 

Lots going on :)

Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Beautiful creation, I like the way you handled the hand quilting choices. I love that batting.

  2. I love that batting, too! It's my all-time favorite. Thanks for visiting :)