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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Mary's Meadow Song

Amidst all of the snow, here's a lovely version of Meadow Song by Mary Farrow-Sinclair of Amherst to make us think of spring.  If you click on the picture, you should be able to see the cross-hatch quilting Mary has worked in the background of the appliqués. It sets the motifs off so nicely and gives a traditional look to the piece.
Mary started her project awhile back (I won't say how many "whiles", Mary *-) in one of my workshops.  My original looks like this:
You can see that my version used a few more pinwheels than Mary's, but she has substituted plain blocks for her border very effectively. Meadow Song appeared on the cover of Quilter's Connection magazine.
Mary is one of the members of Amherst's Train Station Gallery and with this quilt she was chosen to be the Featured Artisan. 
Congrats, Mary, on a beautiful piece of work.  If you are interested in purchasing Mary's quilt, you can contact her here. 
The pattern for Meadow Song is available on Craftsy as an instant download, or in print version from Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium.


  1. It's always interesting to see different interpretations of a work, isn't it? Mary's quilt is lovely!

  2. Such an adorable little quilt. Mary did a good job!,

  3. Thank you ladies for your thoughtful comments. It was lots of fun, once I got past the pinwheels (not my fav.)
    It's so encouraging to have a WIP finally finished & on display.
    Thanks Karen for this opportunity to share on your blog.

  4. It's a lovely quilt. You must feel joy seeing these you have grandmothered.

  5. Beautiful quilt, Mary! Spring seems a long way off, but it's nice to have these reminders of what it will be like, with its fresh greens and lovely blossoms...