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Here's To You, Mary Brown

Here's to You, Mary Brown

Here's to You, Mary Brown

I had the pleasure of vending at the Chaska Area Quilt Club, Chaska, MN over the weekend. It was a wonderful show, with many wonderful quilts...

This stunner of a quilt was hand appliqued by Toby Nelson from a pattern called "Mary Brown" by Pat Cox. Sara Peterson was the long arm quilter. It is 100 inches square.

Toby included the following on the sign on the quilt you see in the picture above. (Don't forget to click on the right-hand thumbnail, too, to see more of the central medallion!)

"I took Pat Cox's class at Eagle Creek (a quilt shop in Shakopee, MN). One block at a time, I worked on this quilt for about one and a half years. Although Sara quilted it, I did some quilting within the blocks. Using background fabric on alternate sides was my idea and I added the butterflies. I had an accident with an ink pen, so I had to get creative with a cover-up!"

As usual my photography just doesn't do this quilt justice. The hand applique is superb! The pattern, unique and full of surprises for the viewer. The fabric has been fussy cut numerous times to add detail to the appliqued shapes. The long arm machine quilting adds another wondrous layer to this beautiful heirloom quilt!

Fabulous job, Toby!

Submitted by Julie Baird

Photos taken with permission at the Chaska Area Quilt Club's "Fall Splendor of Quilts" show held 10/1-2/10

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May 26, 2012
by: Betdy

Where can I purchase the pattern for Mary Brown quilt?

From the Editor: You can purchase the pattern directly from the designer, Pat Cox. Her website is

I have now seen (in person) three of these quilts completed and they are ALL spectacular! ~ Julie

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