|About 64" Square|
by Kaye England
It is machine pieced and machine quilted. I really wish I had hand quilted it - but... it is what it is. Done!
I like the blocks and the setting. I tried not to repeat prints. There is trapunto on the cream areas.
The floral border was a 'safe' choice compared to the border shown in the book.
I also mitered the border corners.
This is the picture of the model for the book.
Bonnie Stratton's 'Lady Liberty' fabric was used for one border piece and a corner. This was our Chaska Guild challenge fabric years ago. Maybe 2000? 2001?
Note the way the border lengths are applied in the book model.
Sajou treasures to show you.
These are reproductions of antique pieces.
The scissors are faux Mother of Pearl (MOP) in the Charles X style.
The pins have glass heads.
The box is marked in French for needles and pins.
Here you can see the ribbon handles lift the lids to the storage compartments. The ribbons provide just enough tension the lids will not open when the box is tipped.
A very sweet set that was a gift from my family.
Makes me smile and think of them, they know what I like.
The pieces are sitting on the back of United She Stands.
I use the scissors - mainly for embroidery threads. Would you? or keep them for display?
Have a fabulous week!
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