Thursday, May 23, 2013
For christmas last year, I treated myself to some fabric - like we need an excuse ;-). As the girls at 'Somerset patchwork' pointed out, I choose 'redhead green'. they have me figured out as I am definately a fan of green and the background fabric just spoke to me. I was fortunate enough to quilt a beautiful quilt by Merri Garton last year and it inspired me to make this wall hanging - oh to have the time to complete an entire quilt. The pattern is called 'Feather with Flowers' and is from the Fons and Porter book titled 'Quilts from the Henry Ford museum' I just love applique and have thoroughly enjoyed sewing this piece. Being a quilter I have had a lot of fun quilting it also, it is very heavily quilted with some cross-hatching, feathers and then loads of freeform curls and swirls. I love the look and texture of mixing quite formal and tratitional quilting styles with the freeform patterns.