This is a little fall quilt that I made from a charm pack sent from a dear friend. I tried a new border design (again from Lori Kennedy). Of course I seem to always add (or subtract) as it suits me, but I love Lori's designs to kick start my FMQ. I think each of us creates our own style and that is what is so cool about quilting - no two quilts are EXACTLY alike and every quilt tells a story!
Then I found a panel (gifted from another dear friend) in my reorganizing and cleaning out, so put together a small quilt to hang on the wall in my "new" sewing room. Though you can't see them, I made my first "bump bump' vine feathers in the borders (black thread on black fabric).
What got me into quilt making was having some quilts that Mike's grandmother had made. I love the vintage scrap quilts, but wanted to expand my horizons and blogger has done just that. But I still find myself leaning toward the "old " quilts. I have several books with old quilts and their stories and one of my favorites is this one by Mary Bywater Cross.
And one of my favorite quilts in the book was made by the women of The Aurora Colony circa 1875.
Several years ago I made a small replica flimsy, but had not quilted it. Thought I might get it hand quilted, but that hadn't happened. I wanted to make my quilting as close as possible to the original with feathered wreaths in the setting blocks and outline quilting in the pieced blocks.
Here's my version which measures about 37" X 46".
My first "big" finish of "bump bump" feathers. I've found I love making them!
Well, I finally got to the "commissioned" quilt, and of course I had to look at it for several days to decide how to quilt it. Lovely fabrics with simply pieced horizontal strips - modern fabrics - so stretching my quilting repertoire once again (builds character I know, I know - but "comfortable" is nice!!)
Decided on hooked swirls, found a pattern/template in one of my magazines and proceeded. About one "pattern" worth and it became pretty much "Free" motion swirls! But it was fun and I think the overall look is pleasing.
And Finally... (aren't you glad I'm almost done!!! LOL I've been taking posting lessons from Janet O. (LOL) but I don't think mine are near as wonderful as hers - I LOVE her projects!)...
...I finished Country Roads SAL from Lori at Humble Quilts.
What a fun, fun SAL!!
That's all for now, but remember: