Our Quiltmania family was deeply saddened to learn of Linda Keonig’s passing on October 13th. Linda was one of our most beloved authors. This past April, she was a special guest at our show Pour l ’Amour du Fil in Nantes. Here she presented and shared with our quilters her latest work Ratsburg Road Quilts, a very touching and personal book.
We will keep in our hearts Linda’s sparkling blue eyes filled with mischief, humor and joie de vivre. Linda loved life, her family, and friends with whom she generously shared her passion for quilting--especially her “North Stars,” who must feel orphaned. We are also thinking of Richard, her husband, with whom she shared a mutual love for bike rides and NSCAR races, her lovely children, and cherished grandchildren.
Thank you Linda for brightening our lives. You will be missed.
This quilt is a true work of art, and yes, it is mainly aimed at appliqué enthusiasts as this wild herbarium is composed of dozens of different fl owers, cut from a subtle palette of greys and taupes, appliquéd directly on a background.
This marvel will be given to you in three parts, due to the enormous full-size pattern!
Patters will be online soon.
Anne-Hélène's video in English to help you creating this quilt
Important note regarding the background fabric
- If you have not yet purchased the background fabric, you will need 5.3 m (57/8yd) of fabric. Either via three 175 x 65 cm (69” x 26”) strips sewn together OR via an assembled 175 x 192 cm (69” x 77”) rectangle.
- If you have already purchased your background fabric, do not worry. All you need to do is to cut a central strip measuring 105 cm wide (42”) x 175 cm (69”) long (diagram #1). Then cut the two strips measuring 105 cm wide (42”) x 175 cm (69”) long which will be added at the top and bottom of the central strip. In doing so, you will not have any problems in creating the background rectangle measuring 175 x 192 cm (69” x 77”).