Sunday, August 06, 2006

Floral Block





Sally's Floral Block quilt is amazing. The fabrics are all large print florals. 30 of them. There are matching inner borders and a navy blue outer border. The sashing if a green leaf print, very tropical looking. Since the fabric was so beautiful, I didn't want to cover it up, so I outlined the flowers using the color of thread to match the block. Then I did scrollwork quilting in the inner border in thread to match. I stopped counting the thread changes. But I collected them together and had to take a picture so I could remember. I used 11 colors of Signature thread, 2 YLIs, 5 Star threads and even 1 Gutermann.
YIKES, 19 different threads. It took me 7 hours and that was all stitch time since there really was no design work, chalking or drawing required for this beauty.

2 comments:

Libby said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog very much. Thanks for sharing your quilt photos. I'm looking forward to trying out your recipe for the butterly garden next spring.

paula, the quilter said...

The floral quilt is beautiful but the fruit cocktail quilt really calls my name!

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