So it’s been one of those weeks. You know the kind where you just want to draw a big red line through it on the calender, be glad it’s over and move on to the next week. It all started with jury duty. Honestly, it really doesn’t bother me to do my duty to serve as a juror, but the whole process could be a little more convenient. Not being able to call until after 5:00 PM to find out if you need to report and then having to report by 8:15 AM the next morning. I had to leave my house by 7:30 AM just to barely get there on time, which meant Scott had to leave late for work to make sure the girls got off to school. Then, to sit there for hours and just wait and wait. More like stewing. LOL! Oh well, it’s over now. Moving on…Elaina came home sick Wednesday. Poor thing. I picked her up just in time for her to get sick as soon as we walked in the door. Good times. I know things are looking up because Karen from the shop called me to tell me that my FQ bundle of Ruby is in!!!!! Yippee! I’m going to pick it up tonight while the girls are at dance!! I’ll probably just sit in my car and admire each FQ. Now that’s therapy!! 🙂
I need to show the pics of Ellen’s finished quilt that I just gave you a peek of. It’s actually a baby quilt pattern from the book More William Morris Applique by Michelle Hill. Since everyone seems to enjoy a lot of photos, I won’t disappoint. 🙂
It’s amazing how different a quilt can look by your fabric choices. Ellen did not go with traditional William Morris style fabrics. I love how it turned out!
I had a hard time choosing quilting for this one. The quilt has a whimsy look, but yet a little formal at the same time after looking starring at it. It’s a busy quilt. The curling feathers really looked the best in the border. It created a beautiful frame around the quilt. I chose to freehand the spine instead of pre-drawing with my circle templates. I wanted a less formal and free flowing feather.
I’m not a huge fan of stippling, but really after trying several other background fills, it really was the best choice. It needed to be simple. Scott kept asking me why I didn’t want to quilt the puzzle pieces. Funny, that’s what he calls stippling. He’s right, that’s what it looks like! I tried to explain to him that these feathers were like “Filet Mignon” and stippling was like “hamburger.” LOL! I think the stippling was a perfect compliment, so maybe it was more like a nice Bearnaise sauce. 🙂 Nice job, Scott!
I chose to go with a light creamy thread top and bobbin to give the back all that pretty texture. Except for one spot.
Cute little addition to the flowers.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!