Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hatboxes or Drums?

Hello Friends!

I have nothing new that I can show you this week. On Monday night, I made birthday blocks. And I'm busy planning the next row for Lexine's Christmas Row by Row.

So, I've pulled a quilt from my quilting archives to share with you. Since I've been quilting for well over 20 years, and blogging since only 2012, there are still a few that you haven't seen.

Check out my Hatbox Quilt! This is a pattern from Kaffe Fassett's Passionate Patchwork (Hatboxes on page 83). I started this quilt in a class at the now defunct Quilters' Stash. I think that most of the fabrics came from one Moda line. I still like this quilt, but I'd love to make it again in something wild, maybe Kaffe Fassett fabrics or animal prints.

Dusk in my garden.
 Are you ready for your close-up?

The beautiful machine quilting was done by Diana Annis.
According to my notes, I finished the quilt top in February of 2006 and the final quilt was done in January of 2007. For several years, this quilt hung in my office at work. Then we moved buildings and I moved to a cubicle. Women all seem to know that these are hatboxes, but I've had several men admire my "drum" quilt. Guess it depends on your frame of reference!

Linking up on Friday to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts and Crazy Mom Quilts. Thanks for visiting!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. Such a soft and romantic looking quilt. I think my SIL made a quilt for the MIL using that peony looking print.

  2. I kind of like the drum interpretation myself, although hat boxes are so nostalgic. You've perfectly captured the feeling!

  3. looks like hatboxes with little fascinators inside. Little tulle, lace, insect concoctions one might perch on their head to do lunch. After they removed their white gloves.
    LeeAnna Paylor