The sleeve and tag are on...and she's hanging.
I get to enjoy her everyday - my indoor flower garden.
I decided to pair her with my reproduction of the Virginia Quilt Museum Medallion.
I really like the "Hang It Dang It" hangers.
One nail, and they self level - with adjustable widths. Easy to rotate the quilts on display.
I have to say again, Catherine was a genius in her design and drawing. We will probably never know if she drew all of it herself. I like to think she was an artist, maybe collaborating with quilting friends and family.
It was so fun to stitch each flower and leaf. It took me about a year to make, in between other projects and a major move to Colorado. There were times I could hardly put the project down.
You can read details about Catherine's Garden HERE.
Calico Paradise is now in the frame.
The timing works for warm summer days - it's not in my lap.
I will do all of the outline quilting, then take it out of the frame and use a hoop and do the filler quilting.
I am enjoying quilting on this with all the green grass and blue skies outside.
The backing is a reproduction purple stripe, just like the original.
For variety, I have been working on a machine piecing project from the new book, Promenade In A Dutch Garden.
Next step are some squares and I have not decided on a border fabric yet.
Here are some of the blocks laid out.
I mixed some reproduction prints from my stash with the Dutch Chintz.
The center star is also a mix of Chintz and reproduction fabrics.
I hope you are having a fun week. Thanks for stopping by today - I appreciate your time!