It's important to document quilts for future generations and share our stories. Here are some ideas for info to include underneath your photo:
- Dates (begun/completed)
- Layout format (i.e. single block, medallion, sampler, crazy, wholecolth, pictorial)
- Subject of quilt
- Blocks: size, number in the quilt, arrangement (on point, rotated, straight)
- Fiber types used (i.e. cotton, linen, silk, etc.)
- Fabric patterns, styles, motifs, or prints (batik, floral, hand-dyed)
- Construction techniques (hand piecing, machine piecing, English paper piecing, applique)
- Quilt back (fiber type, description)
- Quilt batting
- Quilt top made by (individual, group/bee)
- Quilted by (individual or group, machine or hand)
- Quilt provenance (city, state, country)
- Who is the quilt for? Occasion? Purpose/use?
- Quilt design and material sources? Pattern from a designer, your own design?
This is definitely much more than you need to include. Feel free to include it all or as little as you like!
For a serious full 10 page form, check this one out from The Quilt Index.
Nellie: I started this quilt more than a year ago in September 2014. I was in the midst of a move and my dear friend, also a quilter, was having a baby. The baby was due in November and I decided in the midst of all of this, I would definitely be able to complete this quilt in time! Needless to say, I finished it just barely under the baby's 1st birthday, so timing isn't so bad! The pattern is from Carolyn Friedlander's book, Savor Each Stitch. It is the Circle Lattice pattern. The circles and lines are actually one piece of fabric cut in entirety (like a paper snowflake) from a 36" square of fabric. It was basted and appliqued by hand (hence, the quilt practically went everywhere with me... it's been on Amtrak trains, hotels, airplanes!). The border was machine pieced. I also machine quilted straight lines about 1" apart. In between the lines, I hand quilted using silk thread. The fabrics used are from Erin McNorris, Rashida Coleman Hale, and Geninne Zlatkis (backing). This quilt was truly a labor of love and I loved the slow stitching aspect of it.