Glowing Hearth

Sale number: 176
Sale year: 2019
Quilt type: Bed quilt


Designed by: Brenda Suderman
Donated by: , The Strip Piecers Quilt Guild

The queen-sized quilt in the barn-raising setting of the traditional log cabin block incorporates both scraps of quilting fabric and scraps of quilt batting. Members of the Strip Piecers cut 3-inch strips of leftover batting and sewed dark and light strips directly onto the batting using a flip-and-sew method. The blocks were constructed with one-inch sashing strips, and the blocks were joined in the same method. This quilt incorporates a huge variety of light and dark fabrics, making it into an adult I spy style quilt. The dark colours trend toward blues and purples on the outside of the large diagonal and warms up into bright pinks and oranges toward the centre, evoking the fire or health centre in the traditional log cabin quilt. Because the top made using a quilt-as -you-go method onto batting, it has only minimal quilting lines in order to anchor the top and batting to the flannel backing. Members of the Strip Piecers guild of Winnipeg are all dedicated scrap quilters and we like to use up our scraps in a group quilt. For this quilt, we only purchased a tiny piece of yardage to make the binding, using up leftovers from our sewing rooms to make this queen-sized quilt. Top, backing and batting are all 100 per cent cotton. Machine wash and dry on gentle cycle.

Quilting method: Machine quilted
Construction: Pieced
Primary colours: Blue, Cream, Purple, Red
Sleeved: No
Size: 90" x 90"
Quilt material: Cotton
Lining material: Cotton
Batting material: 100% Cotton