I've been a bit under the weather since I got back from quilt camp. An insect bite I had before I left went terribly wrong. You know it's bad when nurses are shocked! Anyway, I finally went to Urgent Care, got a couple medications, and now, all is right with the world (or in this case, my leg!).
|Before I left for Quilt Camp, I got my dark borders sewn onto the medallion. If I get tired of being challenged, at least I will have a nice table topper!|
|Since I'm feeling so sleepy, I wouldn't be posting, but it's almost the end of the month and I haven't shown my finish! My Memory Bouquet aka Vintage Memories (my name for my quilt), has been quilted and bound for at least a week.|
|I didn't get the label sewn on until this morning--now this quilt is finished!|
|You can see the trees haven't leafed out yet--hopefully soon we'll be seeing green!|
A little bit about the quilt:
The Memory Bouquet blocks were published in 1930 by The Kansas City Star newspaper. The designs were drawn by Eveline Foland and meant to be appliqued. This was a Stitch Therapy group project at Colorz several years ago and several people did do applique versions. We used the book Star Quilts II that contains all twenty blocks, but some stitchers also used Deb Kratovil's designs that I see are now available on Craftsy HERE. My version is a mix of embroidery and applique. I used a Crabapple Hill fabric from Lucien as my embroidery background. The red fabric is a repro--I'm sorry, I don't recall the designer. My embroidery was done with two strands of a Cosmo #858. The dog tooth border around each embroidered block was appliqued--read about that HERE and also HERE.
Whew---I'm off to take a nap!
Vintage Memories is one of my 2Q Finish-A-Long projects and also my
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE