Remember that game when you were a kid? I couldn't help but think of that when I took photos of the latest finishes and not finishes. When we were locked down I pin basted five quilts and saved them for this winter to quilt. I forgot, though, constant quilting is a terror on my hands and my thumb splits so it didn't go as fast as I'd hoped. BUT! I do have these to show
I gave this one to a machine quilter. There was no way I could get my fingers to accept all of these seams AND these fabrics are all very old and very different from each other. Friend Jan gave a pile of these stars to Friend Marilyn and I and we split them between us. Marilyn gave me the background fabric and I appliqued them down. Frazzled edges, silks, shirtings, there were so many different fabrics. I sent it out with the instructions to "just get the seams secured!"
Friend Sally was cleaning out. She asked if I'd like some dresden plates. I said sure! So she sent a box. In the box was a pile of dresden plates all in original 30's fabrics, many hexie flowers and these blocks she got in an exchange. I didn't want to add to the pile on MY shelves so simply put a sweet border on each block and attached them together. But there were only eleven. I didn't want to make another one. I took one of the dresden plates, appliqued it down to a white and bordered it. If you notice that one and the green one ext to it are out of seam alignment with the squares above them. That will be fixed. I was trying to decide if I could live with it but it's an easy fix so I will. This isn't big, it would make a nice size for a little girl. And I don't think that little dresden plate is out of place at all.
Again, too many seams so I sent this along with the star strip quilt to be machine quilted. You have to understand this is a huge concession for me. It's completely out of my scrap tub and no rhyme or reason to placement. But I love it and have been curling up with it at night.
The backing for this one? An April Cornell tablecloth. The French toile scene is perfect for the Belgian waffles and strawberries .
Almost. But not quite. It will be a pillow and that's why it isn't finished. I've made exactly one pillow in my quilting life and while this needs and will get more quilting, it's the pillow construction that's holding me back.