Here's a close up...
This is the last of the 20 center blocks of the Civil War Bride Quilt. It's a little unusual, so maybe I should explain.
This quilt will be Riley's some day. I think of Riley as the bride, so I wanted there to be a block representing our little family. My buddy Ola added the inspiration for the antique-looking portrait. Then as we discussed other block elements (the sewing machine, a displayed quilt), Ola came up with the idea of me busting out of the portrait to be sewing on the machine. (he picked GREAT wall-paper for the portrait!)
I had to stick Riley with a book. She's been reading since 3 and doing it at a college level since she was about 8. Through all the blocks, I couldn't figure out a way to depict her love of books. This seemed like a good time to do it.
I did a little quilting magic on me...a little "quilting liposuction," if you will. (hee-hee-hee!)
Now I need to put the blocks together and start digging on those borders!!
Thanks for following along the journey!