Monday, June 21, 2010


Yesterday Myrt from my guild came by with bags of donated cotton fabric from an elderly lady who was going into a nursing home.  Among the various treaures were five pastel 15"  Dresden Plate blocks, which I combined with some of my fabric stash to create this small throw for the chemo patients at our local hospital.  Now to quilt it -- I have selected an off white flannel for the backing because I heard that chemo patients often feel chilled as if they can't regulate their temperature at times.  I hope this quilt is a comfort to someone.

This is Sue Bennett's quilt that she was gracious enough to give to me to quilt for her.  Isn't it beautiful?

In the middle of the quilt is a flag.  I quilted the Pledge of Allegiance in the red stripes. 

The tan borders have individual blue stars in them, which I quilted with echoes and then copied and stitched the outlines into the free spaces as my quilting pattern.  Inside that border was a smaller blue one that has tumbling leaves. Part of the setting of the flag is alternating red and cream squares, which lent themselves nicely to this continuous curve quilting.

In the next picture you can see a side view of the quilt showing one of the outer borders with feathered half circles in them.  These feathered triangles alternate with busy print triangles in which I placed an orange skin (continuous curve) pattern.

Hopefully you can see the pattern in this picture.

Lastly, Sue used piano keys for her final border.  I did a diagonal cross hatching over the keys to further stabilize them, and voila!  C'est fini!

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