Clara's Garden Debuts at Houston Quilt MarketOver the next few blog posts, I'll be showcasing my newest fabric collection, Clara's Garden. I've recently done some research on our family tree and discovered that Clara was my great, great-grandmother who came to homestead the land across from where we now live. She was widowed on the way to Kansas with 5 small children, but continued onto their planned destination and purchased a good sized parcel of land with her husband's life insurance money. Over the years, her crops were successful and she bought more land. My Dad's farm, my Aunt & Uncle's home/farm and the cabin by the pond where Robert and I live are all on land acquired by this industrious, strong-willed woman. I remember stories from my Gramma Ethel about Clara's amazing green thumb and the recipes for canning passed down to her. I wish I had known her. Instead, I created a quilt to honor her fortituede and gardening skills, marrying raw-edge applique flowers and my layered patchwork technique in a lap quilt worthy of Clara's heritage
Our signature florals, geometrics and small prints create the classic KT look for warm, inviting quilts for your bed and home decor. Clara's Garden booklet (retail $10.95) offers 5 projects featuring our no-curved-piecing method with layered patchwork. Here's a sampling:
|Clara's Garden lap quilt 72" x 72"|
Pick your favorite flower and colorway to whip up a runner in no time at all. I love the plum prints and black-eyed Susan blocks for my Fresh-Picked Runner.
Tune in next week for more of the projects in Clara's Garden. Win a Clara's Garden Layer Cake this week by commenting on your favorite flower in your garden.