Friday, February 15, 2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
has come together after 5 months of planning, cutting, marking, stitching, and embroidering.............
all by hand.
You may remember I posted on this post
about Grace Snyder who inspired me to make my own quilt block.
by cutting hundreds of tiny triangles
which, when sewn together, make very tiny squares.
I decided to make a different basket design than the one
shown in the vintage quilt book
I hand cut and hand stitched each little piece
I then embellished it with my own hand embroidery
adding french knots and .....if you look closely,
thorns to the rose stems,
and a lot of little lazy daisy stitches
I wanted a pointed border frame to run around the design
All together there are 3,200 triangles
which when sewn together make 1600 squares that
are 3/4 ".
the quilt, at the moment measures 28" X 22" It will be a wall hanging.
I now need to place the batting and the back fabric on ,
and then hand quilt it all together.
I think I will name this quilt
" My Summer Basket"
what do you think?