My friend Pat Peters, of St. George, Utah sent me a few pictures of her latest finish.
Pat is a very prolific and award winning quilter.
I always stare in awe at her detailed, and very intricate appliqued quilts, that are made to perfection.
106" X 106"
Pat said this quilt took her 1 1/2 years to complete, with a year for the applique and 6 months for the hand quilting.
The center cross hatch is at 1/4th -inch, and the outer cross hatch is at 1/2 -inches!
Pat shared " I used all batiks and appliqued with Superior Threads silk thread, and their cotton quilting thread Treasure. I sound like a commercial for Superior Threads, but as long as I put so much time into a quilt, I might as well use the best. "
As a side note, I remember when I worked at Superior Threads and Treasure first came on the market. Heather Purcell explained to me that they had decided to create a coated hand quilting thread at the request of many well known hand quilters, Pat being one.
Pat received one of the first spools of Treasure, and was asked to give a review.
Not only does Pat create beautiful quilts, but she also helps inspire new products in the industry!
Pattern: Summer Garden designed by June Bradley and Carol Schaefer
Pat added "The quilt is actually called Summer Garden, but I put the Irish in it because it looked like an Irish Garden."
Which is very much like Pat, who is of Irish descent, and has traveled to Ireland at least 10 times.
I predict Irish Garden is going to be another award winner!