Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Stitchery & Nine Patch Scrap Quilt
This quilt has been a while in the making, (What's new?) A friend brought a patchwork magazine to my house in early 2007, and as soon as I saw this design I knew I just had to give it a go.
The original pattern used machine embroidery in the snowball blocks, but I have a lovely collection of stitchery books by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly Designs that had been waiting for just the right project.
There are 21 stitchery blocks, and I noticed the change in style from the simpler drawings of Bronwyn's earlier work to the much more intricate designs of the most recent book I have.
I used my scraps once again to put the top together, and like my last finished quilt I put it together at my quilt retreat at the end of 2007.
Last weekend I basted it, then I left it on my cutting table for a week to wait for quilting inspiration.
I quilted in the ditch, then across the nine patch blocks, finally a quarter inch from the outer edge of the stitchery blocks.
While watching TV last night......Desperate Housewives I finished hand stitching the binding.
Now for a label or two......