Norwegian Floral Fantasy by Trudy Wasson
by submitted by her daughter, Julie Baird
Norwegian Floral Fantasy
This is a hand applique quilt designed, hand appliqued and free motion machine quilted by my mother, Trudy Wasson. She is the designer of all the Generations Quilt Patterns that you've seen when we've been vending at shows.
I wish I could take better pictures. This is only the center of the quilt. She has done simply amazing quilting in the outside borders. Unfortunately, I am not as good a photo taker as she is a quilter.
Before Mom was a quilter, she was/is a gold-medal winning Rosemaler and author of two books and many patterns on the subject. (Rosemaling is a type of decorative painting done in Norway.)
This quilt represents the Rogaland style of rosemaling, the style which Mom is most known for.
I hand dyed all the fabric for the quilt...we used the Joen Wolfram color cards (you know, the ones that look kind of like paint cards)...she'd choose a color from the card and email me..."Card 7, left 5 down"...or something to the like. It was an interesting process!
All the little stem lines are stem stitched by hand with embroidery floss. In fact all the needleturn applique has been stem stitched around.
It is truly a spectacular quilt.
I hope you enjoy it!