The picture on the sidebar doesn’t do this quilt justice because I was too lazy to color it scrappy, the way it was designed. Here’s one that someone else made, sorry I can’t find the source of this photo but it obviously came from a show. This quiltmaker decided against the half-square triangle inner border:
The design is from Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, November 2003 page 50.
The only thing I didn’t like about this quilt was (were?) the leaf stems. In a lot of leaf patterns, the stem is pieced. In this design, however, the stem is appliqued. It is a strip folded into thirds and stitched atop a plain square. Talk about bulk! Oh my gosh. I laid out the blocks just like they were in the pattern and then mixed them up. The bulk became a problem when two (or more) stems came together. But I got through it.
The top sat around here for ages (I don’t even remember when I started it) like so many of my projects and I finally decided to finish it. I took it to a new (to me) longarmer, Susan Caldwell of Quilting Around the Block. I saw her work at the Richmond guild show last fall and she lives close, so I gave her a try. I was very pleased:
Since I want to use this in my family room, I chose wool batting, I hope that will make it nice and warm. Of course, winter will be over if I don’t get this done. 🙂
I used the border fabric for the backing and thought I had enough for binding, but no. So now I am on a search for a binding fabric that will blend in. I don’t want one that will stand out.