I finished Linda Brannock's Flowers quilt top last week. This is the first chance I have had to photograph it. The border is hard to see but the quilt fits right in with the blooming going on in the corner of our yard. The garden gnome (DH) holding up the quilt is not quite tall enough to spread out the border and still keep it off the ground. He is precariously standing on the lower wooden part of the fence.
His boysenberries are going to town on the left and the iris' are marching in a parade of color on the right. Too bad you can't see the blooms behind the quilt.
I didn't add the pieced baskets like the original pattern. I made a cutting of a rose and put it on it's side in that smallest block above the tulip. You can see that little block better in the first picture. I think it might need another leaf?
Since I finished that project (in 2 months) I decided to get out an old UFO. It's not as old as some others but it's been about 2 years since I worked on it last. I've always wanted to make one of these quilts (the block is called Jack's Chain) so finishing this up is a good idea.
I wanted to make each 9-patch with a different fabric. I still need to make 16 purple and 16 orange patches and I've started cutting them out below.
I think I want to use this soft yellow (the triangles are cut out) as the background. I'll try a few circles of 9-patches and see how it looks.
I've finished quilting the quilt on the frames (sidebar) and am putting on the binding. I quilted it in a two inch grid. At some point the grid got a little wonky. Drat! I tried to fix it but, short of picking out the diagonal from upper left to lower right on the whole quilt, it will just have to be wonky. I blame it on the pandemic. . .
Don't you think rhubarb is a funny word? It is late middle English, from old French "Reubarbe", and that is from Latin "Rheubarbarum". More than you wanted to know~