We are so pleased to be able to show you some of the quilts Debbie's friends and students have made with Calico Carriage patterns. We'd love to see your quilt, too, and share it here with other quilters.
Linda Taylor-Gerretse of Kankakee, Illinois wrote:
Just a short note to let you know how pleased I am with this pattern. It looked much more difficult than it really is. After seeing one finished with the colors shown, I was sure this is one I could do with no problem.
As a child's baby quilt is usually deposited in the cedar chest and never seen again, I devised a way to combine this into a useable product for today. Your quilt design will be one side of the quilt, and the other side will contain my daughter's baby quilt inserted into a complimentary fabric and then quilt the entire product. The first one I did was with a baby quilt made by my mother for my eldest daughter. For hers, I used two sheets that complimented both sides of her baby quilt, cut the centers out, inserted the baby quilt, then quilted only the new quilt as the original was already done. Now she can use it on her bed and remember her grandmother's sewing abilities and still have a quilt to decorate her bed.
Hopefully, you will receive a picture of the Labyrinth top I have finished and Shawna's baby quilt top. The intention is to find a fabric that highlights the baby quilt, then it is time to quilt. For her 40th birthday on the 27th of December, I presented her with the top and an idea of what it will be when it is finished. She was quite pleased. Next time I am in need of a design, I will surely search your website.
Marilyn Gattinella sent this picture of her Josephine's Knot variation.
This is Marilyn Gattinella's Labyrinth variation.
Jan Kaye says "....This is the very first quilt top I have ever made - with your Labyrinth pattern! Queen Size. Made in November, 2011 and I couldn't be more pleased. I have had a TON of compliments and people are amazed that this is my first! I used all Batiks for top and backing. Machine was quilted by a Gammill Statler Stitcher by Fay Sims at Granny Fay's Closet in Snyder TX.
Joan Berryhill says"....This is one of the easiest quilts that I have made. I have made two in just under a month. Thank you so much for the wonderful pattern.
Patricia Droste - The border design is Patricia's original addition. She won a blue ribbon.
Karen Overland, of Cherrywood Fabrics, made the beautifully quilted Orion's Star for a shop sample. This is one of our "fat quarter friendly" patterns. Choose eight coordinating fat quarters for the star points, then background and border fabrics to complete the look.
Laura Ross made her Shining Star Quilt radiate with two shades of red." I have won 3 blue ribbons this month on the Shining Star quilt that is shown on your website!!! I can't believe it. "
Timeless Treasures booth at market – Nosegay Quilt
Rio Grande Valley Workshop – Carpenter's Star
Cabbage Rose Kids Camp 2007
The wonderful quilt tops created by nine talented girls!
(The pattern being used is Chick 'n Stars)
Cabbage Rose Kids Camp 2004
Migrations Quilt pattern cover