|Pattern by Mary Jenkins|
This picture shows the whole quilt, all 38" square of it. It was originally supposed to end at the sawtooth border but that wouldn't work with a knife edge binding. So I added the extra little border and quilted everything and then (gasp!) because of the way I had added the border had to do a regular binding. I used the same toile fabric so it became a faux knife edge binding.
I'm not sure where I'm going to display it. I have it as a lamp table cover here with a crocheted doily between it and the lamp.
Here I folded it and used it as the back of the chair. Hmmmm?
This shows the intricate quilting and why it has taken me so long to finish it. I remember thinking (when I made Welsh Quilt Study I) that I wasn't in any hurry to make another one. Guess what? That's exactly the way I am thinking again. It's beautiful but SO MUCH work! I've spent the same amount of time quilting this as I would a full size quilt.
This is a close-up of the center with the Welsh Tulips, paisleys, and butterflies.
Here are my most recent 1857 blocks. I put my initials in the center of this one.
I loved doing this block because it smoothly made itself with all the soft curves. And, of course, I love blue.
I traced my hand and appliqued it instead of doing the "chicken foot" block.
This block was a little tricky but I enjoyed it too. I wanted to do this quilt entirely of Jo Morton fabrics but I found a little blue bird on some Blackbird Designs fabric called Meadow.
Here is a close-up. I need to go back and do some touch up on those wonky cherries.
This is the block I finished last Thursday when I was at the cannery. It almost looks military-like made with that stripe.
These are the fabrics I've pulled for the next block. You can see a tiny picture of the basket block in the upper left. Can't wait to get started.
Thursday I stopped by Quilts Etc. to browse. I didn't realize that it was the Wasatch Front Shop Hop! There were so many people in and out that I didn't stay long. But I did take a photograph of this lovely climbing rose next door.
And then when I pulled up in my driveway I couldn't resist photographing my roses as well.
This is the next quilt on the frames. I made one of these (Women of Grace & Charm - Blackbird Designs) years ago and gave it away. I wanted one for myself so I pieced another one.
This is the backing fabric - don't you just love it? I've been saving it for a long time to make sure I put it on the back of a quilt I am going to KEEP. I think I might have to quilt with black or navy thread so the stitches don't show up on the back.
Blackbird Designs has a new quilt book just introduced at Spring Market.
It has my name on it for sure. I think I'm going to reduce the size of the blocks though, they are 20" square. Not sure how to go about it but it's in the queue so I don't have to worry about that for a while.
Well, that's my quilting bits since the last time.