Candied Pomegranate in QUILTER’S WORLD (February 2012)

The Pomegranate quilts are traditional quilts made ever since 1800’s.  Pomegranates are symbolic of love, thus are also called “love apples”.  In Jewish symbolism, pomegranates mean fertility.  Here are a few examples of antique pomegranate quilts:

[Berman Museum: Quilt-Pomegranate c.1860-1875;. Cotton fabric, thread and batting;Permanent Collection, from the Pennsylvania Folklife Society.]

[Arkansas Historic Museum, y Elizabeth Rogers Manning (or daughters Martha or Elizabeth), Cotton de laine, C. 1850, 92” x 90”]

[Indianapolis Museum of Art, Early 1900’s, Cotton Applique, 72 1/4″ x 74 1/2″]

My Candied Pomegranate quilt, featured in Quilter’s World‘s Feb 2012 issue, is an attempt to “update” the traditional quilt pattern with a fun, sweet and whimsical feel.

[Image from http://www.quiltersworld.com]

I used fabrics from Henry Glass‘ Tidbits’ collection to achieve the look I was trying to achieve.

You can see here I used fun star buttons to complete the whimsical look of the blocks.

Now to the quilting – I did feathers for the background quilting, and stitched along the applique outlines to give my applique a bit of “pop”.  The quilting thread I used is Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton (Color 2310) over Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batt.

There are more feathers quilted on the border:

I simply have to show you the sweet fabric I used for the backing:

I hope you liked my Candied Pomegranates as much as I do! :)  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a lovely weekend.

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43 thoughts on “Candied Pomegranate in QUILTER’S WORLD (February 2012)

  1. Wendy, what a sweet quilt! I love the break from traditional colors. It would be lovely in a little girl’s room or as a springtime quilt. And as always, wonderful feathered quilting. The black squares and red stars give it just that extra pop of color. Love the striped fabric.
    Hope you have a great weekend, too.

  2. I love your Pomegranate’s quilt. I have always loved that pattern very much. Yours is a beauty as are all the others you do.

    Be blessed today!
    Sue

  3. I have the magazine and love that you included it today with close-up pictures. I tried to figure out how you did the feathers in the squares and now I know. Thank you, just another favorite to add to the list.

  4. Wendy, you’ve produced another spectacular quilt.
    As always, your quilting is exquisite!
    Thanks for sharing this “eye candy”.

  5. Hello Wendy,

    I really love your candied Pomegrante quilt! The fabrics are great and the quilting is just beautiful. Well done.
    maggie

  6. Wendy, I don’t know how you do it, you take a beautiful applique block and you quilt a gorgeous feather into the block without getting backed into a corner. I am so amazed at your work. I finished a Valentine wall hanging (to be posted yet) and quilted it myself and found myself getting backed into a corner not knowing how to get myself out. Did you draw them on first or free hand them?

  7. Hi Wendy…..a friend in blogland told me about your blog; so glad she did.
    I haven’t looked any farther yet, but def. will….I love your quilt on this post….the applique, embellishments…and especially your quilting….unique….I simply love it!!

  8. Wow, what a beautiful modern interpretation of an old classic quilt! So soft and pretty. I will be buying this issue of Quilter’s World just to have your pattern.
    Thanks for sharing….
    Nettie

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  10. Love the quilt! I am just beginning in the quilting world after collecting fabric for years. I have started with the rag quilts but I am quickly moving out of them to much harder projects as I love to sew!

  11. wendy–another lovely, lovely quilt. as always your quilting is exquisite, too. i’m on your mailing list, but missed this one somehow and found it when i was searching for info about batting. my son’s mother in law is starting to quilt and wanted to know about it. i always use a cotton batting but she’s interested in wool. i told my dil that i’d heard about silk batts. she wants soft results. i thought you used silk ones from something i’d read here but don’t remember when or why you do. thanks for any help on this or ideas where she could find out more. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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