Haha — I just realized that my new format doesn’t number the comments, so I decided to do the drawing the old-fashioned way — names in a hat. Congratulations to Bonnie Sue and Val — I will be sending you an email today.
Now, for the transfers from my new vintage Deighton’s Embroidery Transfer catalog. Honestly, I’ve never understood why anyone would want to use a hot iron method to transfer a quilting design, but I’ve found quite a few examples, both actual transfers and, in this case, a catalog with two pages of quilting designs. Most of these catalog designs are referred to as “Italian,” with double lines that are meant to be padded with cording or yarn, which I have never attempted. The elaborate designs below are identified as “English.” and would be something very special stitched on an alternate block. I’ll try to scan and clean all of the quilting designs in the next week.
Clicking on the images will open a pdf file which you can download and print using the poster setting in Acrobat Reader. The image is the same as the original pattern (20″ x 20″), so if you want to print them this size, you’ll need to select the poster option in the print dialog box in order to tile print the image. The catalog illustrations were scanned and enlarged from thumbnail drawings, so I’m sorry the quality is not the best.