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Denyse Schmidt Quilts - Streak of Lightning

Streak of Lightning evokes the vivid power of nature and is designed as a tribute to a quilt made by Emeline Gallup Smith around 1850 in Rhode Island (Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island). I loved the resourceful fabric substitutions she made, and the resulting charm of the unexpected details felt subtle and just right. It’s a perfect example of “making do.” The cover illustration is stitched up in fabrics from Denyse's Five and Ten collection.

Originally published in Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration, this new version includes instructions and measurements for four bed sizes.

Finished sizes:

  • Baby (45 1/2" x 54 1/2")
  • Twin (72 1/2" x 90 1/2")
  • Queen (90 1/2" x 99 1/2")
  • King (108 1/2" x 99 1/2")
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