I'd like you to meet Nancy. (named by M)
D helped me with the photo shoot yesterday while M was fixing dinner. Since M will be living in an apartment next year he wants to learn how to make his favorite meals. One of his summer projects will be to copy the recipies and practice making them. I also told him that if he helps in the garden and with canning that he can take some of our yeild to stock his pantry next year. Yay for tall people being home. I can get double help!!
I just can't say enough how much I love scrap quilts. Really. They make my heart sing.
So many memories stitched into this quilt. In the photo above I see a bit of P's backpack, and some pink pajama fabric, bug fabric that I used for a baby sunhat for D....
I also LOVE the backing fabric. That is such a pretty color of brown with the pink flowers. I also love the way it looks with the green. It has a sort of electrical "does it really go?" vibe going on.
I've had some questions about the quilting on this so I'll tell you how I approached that.
1. I stitched in the ditch on all of the vertical block seams.
2. I stitched in the ditch on all of the horizontal lines.
3. I stitched in the ditch on the diagonal half square triangle lines.
4. I stitched a serpentine line across the diagonals in the string pieced areas.
5. I stitched the feathers in diagonal passes in the green triangles.
I used aurifil 50 wt. for the green feathers, ditch stitching, and all of the bobbin thread. I used a vareigated King Tut thread in the string pieced areas.
Nancy is 64.5 inches by 87.5 inches.
Here are other posts about the making of Nancy:
chartreuse as a neutral
auditioning fabrics for the ground
half square triangles
Are you making a string quilt? Please add your photos to my flickr group. I'd love to see what you are working on.