Asbee House Quilt
- Copyright © 1983 Caryl Bryer Fallert
- Size: 90" high x 72" wide (229
cm x 183 cm)
- Techniques: Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand
- Materials: fabric: 100% cotton and cotton/poly
blends / batting: 100% polyester
- Owner: Private collection, Hartsburg MO
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Don and Joan Asbee lived in a old farmhouse in Missouri that
was full of antiques. The asked me to make a quilt for them
in 1993. They had a brass bed and their bedroom wallpaper
was a tomato red calico print. I wanted the quilt to have
a country look.
I chose a wide variety of calico prints in both red and yellow,
the colors they wanted most in the quilt. To give the quilt
a traditional look I chose a traditional block for the wide
outer border. The block is called Turkey Tracks in that part
of the country. I especially like this block, and thought
it would be appropriate for this quilt since the area around
the Missouri farm has a large population of wild turkeys.
In some parts of the country I think this block is also called
Goose Tracks in the Pond. The little house in the center of
the quilt is the house Don and Joan lived in at the time.
The house is pieced and then hand appliquéd onto the
center block. The border around the house is string pieced.
This was the first time I used string piecing in a quilt.
After this I made many other string pieced quilts and have
a set of instructions for string piecing available through
our Bryerpatch Studio Internet Store. In this quilt I used
the string piecing to create a gradation from light to dark
in the inner border. The string pieced border is surrounded
by another border of Seminole piecing.
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