Thursday, May 23, 2013

My Project

 Hello everyone and welcome to 2013.  It has been some time since I have posted anything as the start of the year has flown by.  I have to confess that I feel as though the year has just begun and already we are at the end of May.
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.