My “Diana Vreeland” quilt is back from the longarmer! I don’t have it yet, since it’s in Iowa and I’m in Maine for one more day and then in New York for the weekend, but it’s done and waiting for me.

I got a couple pictures from my longarmer. The gold thread is “stunning,” she says. I chose a gold metallic thread for the quilt because I felt that Diana Vreeland would’ve wanted it. Remember, it’s called the “Diana Vreeland” quilt because she famously said, “Pink is the navy blue of India!” and I love that. The gold thread and the Eastern-influenced quilting pattern are all part of the story.

I can’t wait to hold the quilt in my arms, put on the binding and finish ‘er up.

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Mary Fons hails from a prominent quilt mafia family. A professional writer and performer, Mary co-hosted the nationally-airing PBS program "Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting" along with her mom, famed quilter and educator Marianne Fons. In 2010, Mary began hosting Quilty, an online show offered weekly on In 2012, Mary became editor of Quilty magazine. She holds a Theater Arts BA from the University of Iowa.

5 thoughts on “Eee!

  1. Beautiful! I got a similar thrill when I got my New York Beauty wall hanging (kit from F&P) back from my quilter, Joany. She used gold thread (not metallic) and it really popped on the dark burgundy backing
    and enhanced the front star burst piecing.

  2. I absolutely love this quilt. I recently made a baby quilt in jewel tones inspired by India and quilted it in gold as well. It is amazing how lush and dynamic a quilt can look by taking a few chances and stepping out of the ordinary. Way to go Mary and your long armer gets a big thumbs up from me!