First off, be sure to hop over to Pat's blog. Her new book blog tour starts today!!
Sometimes, a quilt just needs to happen.
I started this quilt over a year ago. As a way to clean out my scrap bins, I pulled all the old floral prints that I could find... Dare I say, not the prettiest posies in the bunch? I pulled them out, and cut them into wedges to play with.
Can you tell which side of the bed is mine?
I started out making a tiny Dresden, then decided BIG was better. To PUMP up the palette of pastel prints, I added one, really nice colored print to each. This one on the right, rcvd a Jennifer Paganelli print added to it, in a bluesy purple color.
Another J/P print in yellow/pink to another, some Kaffe to another etc etc... in pinks, blues, purples and yellows.
I cut some Indian cotton for block backings, and I just machine stitched the dresdens down with that colored store bought 1/4" bias tape using blues pinks, yellows and lavenders. I then, needle turned under the centers....
For the backing I used a border print I had here for ages, in browns and purples, and filled the center with a nice soft pink/purple print. It works nicely whichever side I want up on the bed.
It sat here, and sat here, and finally, I sent it off to get quilted, because I just couldn't get to it. I was eagerly waiting for it last week. Thanks Shelly! You did a beautiful job on the quilting, and now I can snuggle under my Giant Dresden Posies quilt! (And chase my dogs off my nice white quilt!)
Have any "finishes" happening this week?