Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Susan McCord's Vines pattern

As you know, I've been drawing a pattern of my own to stitch a quilt inspired by Susan McCord's  Vines quilt.
I've been focusing on stitching the fifth panel and have got about half way.
Sometimes when I sit and stitch, I go into a zone where the woes of the world don't exist and the mind thinks only of quilty things.

Here's what I've been thinking about. I'd love to share my pattern (for free) with anyone who would be interested in making this quilt and releasing a panel per month for download. There are thirteen panels.
It's not an exact replica, rather my interpretation and I think it gives a similar look to the antique quilt.
If there is enough interest, say more than one or two of you, I'll go ahead with it and would appreciate you leaving me a comment so I can see if it's worthwhile doing.

110 comments:

julieQ said...

I would love this! I have admired the original quilt and also your interpretation...I would be very interested!!

peggy said...

What a generous offer you've made. This would be a great carry-along pattern. Thanks for considering sharing with us.

DebbyMc said...

Oh, yes! =-)

MJinMichigan said...

I would love to have your pattern since it has the same feel as the original quilt. I've seen Susan McCord's vines quilt three times and it always takes my breath away.

Thimbleanna said...

I think it's a wonderful idea Janet! I love that quilt. It will have to go on my bucket list -- I REALLY want to do those saw-toothy (you know I can't remember the name of that block) circles first though. Oh, so much to do!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and come here every day. I have admired your work on your interpretation of Susan McCord's vines quilt and would love to make one, too. Thank you for your generous offer!

Ramona N.
Virginia

Fibercrafter said...

Another fan - have always loved this quilt, and enjoy watching yours develop. Thank you for the generous offer - I may cheat on mine and use striped fabrics.

Coach Tina said...

Another fan-I would love to create this with you-I have admired this for a long time-well and many of your other quilts!

Thanks!

ms lottie said...

Wow! It's looking great. I think you are very generous but I know I wouldn't attempt something like this so kudos to those who do!

I quilt for fun said...

I am so in! It's an incredible quilt and a tad scary but you know I've admired it as evidenced by putting it on Pinterest. Thanks for such a generous offer.

Jan at iquiltforfun.blogspot.com

Jodie said...

Hi Janet,
Count me in, I love this quilt and your version of it although how i'm going to fit in another BOM i'm yet to work out. A problem that all of us quilt obsessed seem to share.

Erin in MI said...

Oh I am definitely interested!!

Lisa said...

Oh Janet, it's gorgeous!! I've been wondering when we were going to see it again. I would love to get the pattern. It looks like the perfect take along project. Thank you for your generous offer. I have no doubt you'll get more than "one or two" takers. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would love the opportunity to use your pattern.
Andrea

Mary Lou Casada said...

Add me to the list!! :-) You always inspire (because of your I'm hooked on Kim Mclean and Glorious Applique! :-D), and it's very generous of you to offer up a pattern for this quilt!! I've long admired it, would love to reproduce it, but would have found the drafting way beyond my capability! Very awesome!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

roccagal said...

That is a stunning quilt and I would love to make one as well! Thanks for the opportunity-I AM IN!!!!!
srocca2004athotmaildotcom

Cindy N. said...

I would love a copy of your pattern. You have done an amazing job, its beautiful....

Shelley said...

Your panels are beautiful. What a generous offer to share them. I would love to give this a try. Thank you.

John'aLee said...

That is nothing short of amazing. And my oh my what that pink does for the quilt~ Fab...dahling...fab!

Anne-Mette said...

Your vine panels are fantastic. Susan McCord's quilt is sooo beautiful and you have made your own version of this quilt. I have been following your blog for quite a time and it is always a pleasure to see, what you are working on.
Your generous offer is more than welcome.

Notjustnat said...

Janet what a lovely idea. You are so generous, thank you. I will pass it for now, but will be looking out for the projects to start growing. I have seen one with black background - hugs Nat

Nadine said...

OF COURSE, I'm in dear Janet ! ;>)
I still cannot believe how lucky we are for having this opportunity, thanks to you, and I'm feeling so grateful. As you say in one of your posts : this is more than a quilt project, it's a travel... and OMG, what an exciting travel indeed !

So gratefully,
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Ethne said...

Part of me wishes I wasn't up to my eyes in other things, then I'd be able to join in, but I really MUST get some UFO's completed before I'd be able to do something stunning like this
I look forward to seeing it grow and hopefully will be able to share in the progress of the others who start to make it.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Janet, what a wonderful gift to offer everyone! I'd love to join in but I really have enough on my plate at the moment. I love watching yours grow and it'll be wonderful watching vines popping up across blogland!

Dorothy said...

I'll join you.Don't know if I'll get one done every month but I'' try.

BenteOO said...

I do want to try!
What a gorgeous pattern

Shirley said...

Now you've gone and done it. Count me in. Where do I sign......

liz said...

Count me in. I've always admired this quilt and your version.

Kathie said...

raising and waving my hand frantically can you see me? What a very generous thing for you to do!!!!
thanks ah Susan Mccord is one of my top quilting idols
Kathie

Janet said...

I love this quilt and would love to participate. I would probably fall behind because that's just the way it goes in my busy life but it would be fun anyway.

Fiesta said...

I would love to participate. I have the book but I have admired yours along your process.

regan said...

The first time I saw a pic of this wonderful quilt, in the Time/Life Books 'American Country - Country Quilts' book, 1989....I've had a note on the page...."MAKE THIS QUILT!" I've been in love with it ever since then!

It is especially perfect for interpretation, one of the reasons I love it!

What a wonderful offer to help us all create a version of this amazing quilt! THANK YOU!

teresa said...

I would love that pattern! How generous of you! Thanks for all your inspiration

Annemieke said...

Your version of the quilt looks beautiful already and thanks for your offer. At the moment I want to finish other things first so I will have to pass this one for now. Although I would love to use your idea to make striped leaves sometime. They look so happy and scrappy!
Groetjes
Annemieke

paqui said...

Qué bonito por favor !!!
Precioso , impresionante !!
Besos

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your offer. I love the leafy vine.

Miriam said...

What a wonderfully generous offer, Janet! I'm in....with bells on! Lol!!

ranette said...

You a such a sweetie Janet! Of course you know I would love to join in. Not sure I can keep up, no I'm sure I won't keep up, but that won't stop me from trying :)

Carol G said...

It looks like there is no need for me to weigh in but I would love to join the fun. I love the pieced leaves!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gesture! I've been following your progress, and have wanted to make this quilt for so long: collecting fabrics, refining applique skills on other projects, getting up the courage to begin such a journey. Thank you, Janet! I'm ALL IN!
Mona

Sujata said...

Janet,
That would be a beautiful gift to those of us who have been thinking of making this quilt. Your panels are looking so gorgeous!
Thank you!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt and you are very generous. This is on my list but not sure I could keep up!

Michele said...

Oh my goodness! I've always loved her quilt and have enjoyed seeing your progress on yours. I'd love to have your pattern. So generous of you.

Christine said...

Laugh I think you have enough interest for the pattern, I have always loved this quilt too and would love to join you.
Thank you
Christine

Mommarock said...

Wowwie Zowie!! I enjoyed the original pattern, but didn't get it, now THIS pattern.. what a dream!! I would truly LOVE to give this a try. I need to do my quilting by hand as I sit with the family. So, this looks like JUST what I've been hoping for :)

Diane said...

I'd certainly like to try my hand at making this quilt.

Cheri said...

Yes, Yes, Yes! I would love to have a pattern and participate. Thank You so much for considering it. I have been look for a hand applique project since I finished the Civil War Bride and I love this one.

Janet said...

I LOVE your vine panels!! I would really like to make this quilt one day and would definitely use your drawings should you decide to make them available. Probabaly I wouldn't be able to stop myself from starting on it immediately :0)
Your newest 1/2 finished panel is gorgeous!!

Marie said...

Yes, yes, yes.

Lizzie said...

I would love to know more. Like, how many hours do you anticipate one panel would take the average quilter. This quilt is amazing and over the top wonderful. Lizzie

Teri said...

Well.....appliqué is one of my favorite things to do....I would love to do the quilt. I went to look at the original what a beautiful quilt. I do like your color selection....very very nice. It would be a wonderful take a long project.

be*mused jan said...

Yes! Most definitely! Thank you!!

Marion said...

Count me in! I was just talking with a friend about how much I admire this quilt! You have put so much time and effort into making the pattern, and we would love to make it worth your while.

Jill said...

Well, it looks like you have enough interest. I am not surprised. The first time I saw you working on this quilt, my jaw dropped. I keep asking myself, "I can do this..... Oh, I really want to.....will I stick with it....oh, I really want to....am I skilled enough.....oh, I don't know. Well....yes, I am in!" I know I will learn so much and the end result will be a real heirloom.
Thanks for the generous offer, count me in.

Anonymous said...

What a generous offer.... it appears from all the comments to date it would be a best seller!

mckie2 said...

I have loved this quilt ever since you started working on it. I would like to try to make one of my own.

Susan
mckie2@gmail.com

babiesdoc said...

I have never done hand applique but, I love this
especially all the multi-piece leaves

I think a one panel with some border would make a fabulous table runner!

trouble said...

OMB, this would be so wonderful!!! I'm going to start strip piecing all those little scraps I've been saving. Thank you for your amazing generosity!!!

terry said...

Janet, since I am comment number 58, I think you have received more than one or two! I would love for you to share your patten. Thank you, Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your generous offer. I love your work. It is an inspiration to me constantly. I would love to make the quilt you are offering the pattern of

María Elena said...

I love it, I am interested!!

Robin K. said...

I have been lusting after this quilt for years, but never really felt that I had the talent to make a pattern. I would so be all over this if you made this pattern available. So...please, please, PLEASE, make this pattern available. So love this blog--it's the very best!

Janet said...

I would love to do this! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Yes please. I always admire you work and would love to be part of it.

Anonymous said...

So generous of you to share your pattern. I have admired this pattern (and your blog) for some time now and have been contemplating drawing the design myself. PLEASE do share!
Karen

Lina said...

Janet, I bought the book when I saw your quilt while back! It would be a great quilt along... Thank you!

Karen said...

I would love the pattern- it's a pretty design.
Thanks- I really enjoy reading your blog :)

Lori said...

Like there was any doubt a lot of woman would jump in?! It is gorgeous, but I like to look at yours:)

Susan M said...

I have loved this quilt since I first saw it on your blog. Not sure I could start it until the new year though! Must get busy with ones I have started already.

LuAnn said...

Hi Janet I live less than 10 miles from McCordsville, Indiana, where Susan McCord lived, so add me to the list, too! I have the Quilts from the Henry Ford book and have admired this quilt. I think knowing how you approached making the panels and made the leaves would really help. Also, I think a group of us all making this quilt together would be great.

phyllis said...

Being a fan of Susan McCord, the Vine quilt and you, I sure would enjoy your pattern.
Thanks,
Phyllis

Louise said...

The vine quilt is absolutely beautiful. I would love to make this as a monthly project. That is so sweet of you. Thanks so much, Louise

MONA said...

This quilt pattern has been on my to do list. Would love the vine pattern!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt. It is modern and antique looking all at once!
Count me in for the pattern.Thanks

Shirl~PA

Jeanne said...

I've always loved this quilt!

Fran said...

Absolutely! I have been wanting to make this quilt ever since you started your beauty.
I'm in!!!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful. Currently, unable to join any quilt groups due to work schedule, and caring for elderly Mom. Just starting to follow the quilt blogs. Enjoying all the contributions everyone makes. Don't have one set up yet, so hope I can still participate.

Sew Unique Creations said...

Count me in! I drool all over the computer screen when you post about this quilt! (kidding - but I do love it!)

Cardygirl said...

I would love to do this one day...but there is no way I could do a panel a month! I might just have to sit by & admire!

Barb said...

what a wonderful idea! I'll enjoy seeing others stitch this lovely quilt. I didn't realize your version is different, it's stunning! How generous of you

Dolores said...

I have loved watching you work on this. Yes, I would like your pattern.

Anonymous said...

I am a devoted follower of your blog and am very envious of your beautiful work. I love the idea of your sharing your pattern. It would be a real challenge for me. Thank you so much for sharing.

Karen said...

You are amazing!! As I've said before, I love leaves and vines - so count me in!!

Sonja said...

This vine quilt is HUGE, Janet!!!!!
Let the force be with you:)
And your "beginning" is very impressive...

Quilts And Pieces said...

While I"m totally in AWE of your quilt - I don't think I could find the time to do it! This is one quilt I totally admire someone for making!

Britt said...

A pattern would be lovely! I've wanted to make this for a long time - even started to draft a pattern many years ago. Thank you for such a generous offer!

I'm also working on a Stars and Sprigs quilt and got so much out of following your progress on that pattern. You do wonderful work!

Marit said...

This is deVINE! And you are being very generous to share the pattern, Janet. I think I'll limit myself to admire your quilt as it is growing, as I am still not into actually doing any applique. Love your palette and the whimsy flow of the leaves, soooo pretty!

Quilt it and Dotty www.quilt-it.nl said...

Do I still need to say YOU HAVE TO DO THIS?

Cherie in St Louis said...

Wow, that would be so generous of you. I've so enjoyed watching your progress on this quilt....jealous because I LOVE this quilt. It would be an honor to have your pattern to begin working on my very own quilt :)

Anne said...

I just found your blog today and I am in love! I would love to me able to make this. It is absolutely amazing.

Vickie said...

Is there enough interest? Love your interpretation and to consider putting it up free is very gracious. Would love to try to make one of my own. Thanks for the offer

Cindy said...

I love your blog and Susan McCord. I would love the patterns. A great way to use those little scraps.

Meredith said...

You are a beautiful person. ;)
That pink rocks it, kinda like the original. I remember when you started creating your design. I think if I remeber correctly it was to fit a certain bed. It looks great.

Beate Teale said...

I've been drooling for yonks! yes please,

Ivory Spring said...

I just swooned, Janet!

Beth Paulson said...

Love the Vine Quilt and your interpetation and hope you can do the pattern as I have been missing doing applique and this would use up my scads of scraps ..hope you can post it soon..Beth

Joan said...

Love your design - you are a clever person to be abloe to do that..

PJs Lapperier. said...

I LOVE this!!

Karen said...

It certainly has the look of the original quilt. Keep on with your stitching.

Sarah in Houston said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to make this quilt. It seems crazy and would take awhile, but I just love it. I love a pattern to see how you made it. I like that it's not so green. (not my fabric color. I look forward to the pattern.

Ullan tilkut said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love the pattern! It looks fantastic! Congratulations! :)

sandypoa05 said...

I loved the quilt, I do like to applique and could use a lot of scraps ! May I join ? thank you so much. Sandra, from south Brazil sandypoa05@gmail.com

Judy Dietrich said...

Hello!! I love this quilt and would love to join in with all the others to start making it. It has long been a favorite from the first time I saw it. Thanks so much.

joy said...

Hi Janet,

How generous of you to make your pattern available. Can't wait
Cheers
Joy

Coco said...

You have my interest....please, please count me in.
I love the applique panels.
Thanks for your wonderful idea!

Robin said...

Oh, Janet! How generous of you to make such an offer. I'd definitely be interested!

art4sol said...

I would love to use this design, but I would probably do it in wool or maybe a hooked rug. It's a wonderful interpretation!!

Kate said...

Oh my gosh! This is both stunning and stunningly scary! Your use of color is just wonderful! I would LOVE to give it a try! Thank you in advance for all the extra work it will take to organize your thoughts to share this quilt pattern with us!

Valentina said...

groan...
sigh...
swoon!

needleandspindle said...

Crikey! This is an extraordinary endeavour and you are super generous to share it with others. My friend Rachaeldaisy directed me to this post. I would very much like to include it a monthly textile round up I do called Inside the Ribbon Tin. May I also use some of the images, fully acknowledged of course and linked back to you?