|One of the 36+ flowers on the quilt|
When I wasn't stitching I was reseraching the information that came with the quilt.
The detail is wonderful, and it was all the more fun stitching it with friends.
We compared colors and fabric choices.
My friend chose the Amy Butler Banana fabric for her background - just like Catherine did.
Isn't it wonderful?
Mine version is the cream ground.
The quilted example pictured is the original 1855 quilt. Ours are still tops.
We had great days comparing our tops to the original.
There are reproduction fabrics from Pat L. Nickols, Nancy Kirk, and some newer reproduction fabrics from Moda's Friendship line.
We got the wonderful Amy Butler 'Banana' background fabric from Fat Quarters Quilt Shop in Vista Ca.
We are constantly amazed by the original makers imaginative garden. There are more than 36 unique flowers, and numerous leaves.
As I put the finishing touches on my top - I am thinking ahead to the backing. The original is backed in solid cream, I just might so the same, but I love surprise backings. I'll be posting my finished top any day now. Wish me luck ;-)
Have a great weekend!