|Note Catherine's itty bitty reverse applique
In this picture you can see one of the flower heads and some of the reproductions done by friends. Cream and the Amy Butler banana.
I am fortunate to have my floor frame in the family room and spend at least an hour a day hand quilting.
|Pattern with applique and hand quilting lines
The quilting lines from our 1855 original antique quilt are on our pattern pieces. I was able to mark the quilt using my light box prior to loading it in the frame.
I mark with General's Sketch and Wash graphite pencils.
Once I have the 'feature' motifs and outline stitching done, I will go back and add the filler stitching. I am considering doing the filler 'off frame' and put the floor frame away for the holiday.
|outline and motif hand quilting
I decided on a solid cream backing fabric - just like Catherine did. She used the yellow on her front background.
This is one of the quilted leaves she carefully positioned between her applique leaves.
She was an amazing quilter and designer.
As I quilt I get to re-visit all for the flowers and leaves she designed.
One of my applique friends is making the yellow ground with red backing - Love it!!
|outlining the vines and leaves
What a great season to work on...
several hundred inches of red vines...
green leaves in numerous shapes....
and 65 other flowers and leaves...
I find handwork so relaxing.
|Roxy - quilters foot warmer
I don't quilt alone. This is Roxy and she likes to keep my toes warm as I quilt.
She's an old girl and sleeps much of the day and loves to be close to me.
We've transferred her into a harness because sometimes she needs a little help getting up. That's the least I can do for a loyal quilting helper!
Are you are making time to quilt?
Have a great week.