There are a lot of words that describe me as a quilter, but the most prominent one in my mind at the moment is schizophrenic. I've always worked on multiple projects at the same time by choice, but it seems like that has become a necessity lately.
As my husband and I continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary this fall, my father and step-mother prepare to celebrate their 40th anniversary in December. I find there's a certain mathematical beauty to the symmetry of these events.
"THE GOOD EARTH" is an original quilt that I am planning to celebrate their anniversary. I had hoped to finish it before December, but now I am just hoping to finish the appliqued large center square of the quilt to give them to mark the occasion.
This flower cart will be in the lower right of the medallion area. My Mom loves flowers and loves beautifying their little corner of Alabama by planting and nurturing many varieties of flowers and trees.
The fabrics I picked for the two flower pots will require a little defining outline embroidery after I finish the hand stitching and block soaking to remove the glues...the color is too similar to the fabric I picked for the bed of the cart...oh pooh!
I was inspired by the Phebe quilt as I started to plan my project.
|Phebe Warner's quilt, made by her aunt Sarah Furman Warner Williams, in 1803|
|A modern interpretation of Phebe's quilt, designed and made by Di Ford.|
The central square will be 30-32 inches square, so I am prepping the applique elements in units before I decide on the final placement. That is one thing I really like about the applique method I use...the ease and freedom of moving things around until I get the exact placement I want.
I am hoping that my parents are too busy to monitor my blog this month as I begin to share this project with you, so shhhhh...don't spill the beans!