I have always loved quilts quilted with the Baptist fan pattern. My Goose in the Pond quilt that I recently finished has reignited my interest in this design. Today, I thought I would share with you a couple oldies that I hand quilted in this pattern many years ago.
This first one is one of my all time favorite quilts. My kids were quite small when I made this one. I loved these fabrics and couldn’t bear to cut them, so I decided to use wide strips of them in this quilt.
My hand quilting was not stellar! I remember we had a lot of snow the winter I quilted this and when I ran out of thread, I just grabbed another color rather than dragging all the kids out in the snow to get more.
I used plain muslin on the back. I didn’t mark any of these fans, just made the biggest one and then fit the other arcs inside. And I traced each of my kids hands and quilted them in my quilt along with their names.
It’s hard to read the names since they are backwards in these pictures, but they are even harder to see from the front! This one appeared in an issue of QUILT magazine back in the late 90s.
This next quilt was made while we lived in France. My oldest daughter wanted to help me. I told her if she quilted two fans, she could sign her name to the back.
Both of these quilts were hand quilted in my husband’s grandma’s quilting frame. I hope you enjoyed looking back at some of my old quilts. So many memories!
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