Vanity Fair by Michelle Yeo

The fabric range, Vanity Fair, used in this quilt from Michelle Yeo of Blackburn, Victoria, was designed for Windham Fabrics by Nancy Gere. The designs were selected from just two quilts in Nancy’s archives and comprise colours that were becoming popular towards the end of the 1860s — dark plums, rich browns, reddish pinks and the occasional clear blue. Windham Fabrics are distributed in Australia by Leutenegger. Michelle’s quilt has an appliquéd centre surrounded by two centre borders and four setting triangles. The whole quilt centre is surrounded by five borders.