I am trying very hard not to finish Bouquet for a New Day. Let me explain. Our local quilt show, the Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair is on this coming weekend and I have volunteered to demonstrate Hand-Quilting. If I finish Bouquets, I won’t have anything to work on at the museum. So…no more hand-quilting until then!
That got me doing some serious thinking. Once I have finished Bouquets, I will need something to hand-quilt. I only had to look in my closet for my next project! I stitched these blocks about 20 years ago. (Yikes! Time does fly!)
So here is the plan. I am going to set the blocks 4 across and 5 down with no sashing, just the blocks. I can picture lots (lots!) of hand-quilting. Maybe some feathers in between the blocks. I picture a tiny inner border (maybe pink?) and, to top it all off, a scalloped border! So here is how I spent the day! First I washed the blocks. Once they were dry, I trimmed them all to same size, 11 1/2″ square.
Next, I started to sew all the blocks together in rows. And then I sewed all the rows together. Spiffy! I love how a secondary design appears out of nowhere!
Next, I stitched on a pink inner border, and finally some borders. I am not sure how wide the borders will end up once they are scalloped, so I cut them extra wide, just for safe measure. The best part is that every piece of fabric (inner border, borders and backing) will come from my stash!
Til next time….