|Conestoga Crossing by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics.|
Quilt size: 95" x 112"
You just have to take a look at the fabrics I designed for this quilt. Click here to see them on the Marcus Fabrics website. Very soon, I'll post more close up photos of the fabrics for you to enjoy.
The colors are my favorites.... deep reds, greens, black, dusty golds, and a few yummy blues. All are reproduction prints created from my many antique quilts from that era. The black border fabric turned out better than I hoped, thanks in large part to Faye Burgos, my awesome Art Director at Marcus. We worked together to make it really special, and it has such a soft coloring about it, and looks very old, just as it should. Spectacular!
You know how I love to include little historical stories about life in the 1800's, and I admit I am quite smitten with what it was like to walk The Oregon Trail. The stories are about preparing for the journey, what is was really like to walk the trail (yes, walk!), some of the stops along the way, and arriving at the final destination....the Land Claims office.
For the quilt design, I wanted to separate the center of the quilt and add a dramatic frame. Notice the medallion effect of the center "square" of Flying Geese which surround a large star....who doesn't love a star?! There are eight sampler blocks all framed by Chain Log Cabin blocks. I also just had to have basket blocks in this quilt, which are probably my second favorite block to make. I love all basket blocks, and this basket version seemed to really fit the quilt. Not to worry about difficult blocks...I promise!! All are rotary cut and use modern piecing skills you're very accustom to. The block size is 12" with the finished quilt measuring 95" x 112".
I really hope you like Conestoga Crossing, and invite you to take the Journey with me on the Oregon Trail!!
Conestoga Crossing is an exclusive Block of the Month program I designed for Marcus Fabrics and is only available through participating quilt shops. It will begin in January of 2017. Ask for it now at your favorite shop, and I look forward to seeing you on the Trail!