Sunday, November 2, 2014
Baptist Fans by Hand
I've never seen Baptist Fan quilting in person. I've seen drawings of the pattern in books and online but they never say how far apart the quilting lines in the fans should be. Or how many lines per fan there should be. Without a frame of reference I chose to make these between an inch and an inch-and-a-half apart with 5 lines per fan. I didn't mark the quilting lines, just stitched free-hand.
I'm pleased with the fans but now I wonder how the quilt would have looked with a different quilting pattern. If I do another churn dash maybe I'll try a different pattern.
If you've quilted Baptist Fans before, how large were they and how far apart were the lines of the fan?
Happy quilting to you!