Thursday, August 25, 2011

This has been a wild week for me, so I took a little break a few minutes ago to look at different quilts that people are making who are my Friends on my person Facebook page. This ladies work was just begging for me to say something about it. I wish the photos were bigger, and I hope that she writes to me. Her name is Margaret Lee Charlton, and she is from Adelaide, Southern Australia. The photo of Grandmother's Flower Garden is the first one that I saw. It is hard to tell from the photo how she did this, (which I would love to know), but it looks like the border has crochet mixed with the patchwork.
I just have to say what I adore about these quilts. The sampler quilt, is obviously appliqué, but the scallops using the large floral print are so effective, it just brings this to life. I adore her color selections. Her quilts are dramatic, yet they have a softness to them that just makes you feel very peaceful. All of the right fabrics in all of the right places. Margaret, I am really impressed. You should be very proud of your work.
In beginning to pack for our move, I have an entire room full of my quilts that are in huge trunks from many, many years. The highest compliment I can give to Margaret is that I would be glad to trade one for either one of hers! Really stunning! (I don't expect her to take me up on this!)
Give me your feedback on what you think makes these so outstanding!!


  1. wow thats great to see a Quiltaid quilt finished, this top photo was from our first Quiltaid program run in 2009 in Australia and Margarets' version was from Busythimbles - finishing kit designed by Sue Daley - the blocks were designed by 12 different Australian designers and some proceeds of the quilt went to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. So not only did Margaret make a stunning quilt, she also made a difference to others in the process..

  2. Wow! Thank you Helen! I have not heard from Margaret, but it is so wonderful to read the history of that quilt. It is, without a doubt one of the most stunning quilts I have ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing this information. I just could not pass up posting this. WONDERFUL!