The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Linda Brannock's Raised Beds

Raised Beds is a Linda Brannock design from her 1996 book, Miss Jump's Quilt Album. 

The background is a black wool and I used a variety of my older Brannock and Patek fabrics for the applique.  I'm using needle turn applique and I'm not as fast at this as I used to be so it's taking awhile.

The logs are randomly cut in different widths and added around the center geese.  

 I left a two inch border to add random half square triangles.  I was amazed that Linda worked her applique on the entire background wool as she went along. That means a 43" x 68" piece of wool!  I decided to break the quilt down into individual blocks for easier applique for me.


  1. Wonderful to see a post from you :) Your new project is so rich and fall looking…beautiful.

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  3. That is so charming! I wonder where my mother's quilt went. I have the little one on the right side of the picture. I love that you still enjoy mom's designs and get inspired by them. ---Karmen

    1. Thanks so much Karmen. Your Mom's designs are the few ones that continue to inspire me. In the notes with this quilt your Mom wrote how much fun she had making it. She also wrote "you know the joy of a quilt is in the making, so have fun. Once it becomes a possession and you know what that is, another thing to take care of. I am coming to the part of my life when I need less to take care of. Pass the rest on. This is a favorite thing. It will stay." So I'm with you Karmen, wonder where the quilt went?

  4. Love your Brannock piece! I was a devotee to Linda from when she first appeared in print, a very long time ago! I have all the Miss Jump books, timeless designs, and a have hoarded a bunch of older Brannock/Patek fabrics. I need to get the books out and pick something to get ready to work on when autumn hits in a month.

  5. Thank you so much. I've also been a fan of Linda for more years than I can remember. I've collected many of the vintage Brannock and Patek fabrics over the years, too. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.


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