|Add a border block "basket weave" completed with Seminole diamonds and navy blue stripes.|
|close up of my added border to the "basket weave" block from the swap.|
|my first improvisational block using the three burgundy diamonds left over|
|Keith's garden bouquet in the woods surrounded by vines|
|another bouquet image showing poison ivy to the extreme lower left...|
It's almost complete now after my second bout of poison ivy attacked me from our trip to the Stuart Signal hill trail last Friday. I don't know if this set of red bumps was newly acquired or just more from the original poison ivy oils on my old shoes, either way I have kept busy to keep my mind occupied on good things.This quilt is going to be hand quilted with navy and burgundy perle thread #8 and I am going to use a wool batting for the first time. It is full of heirloom fabrics and a few of my favorite shirts. In particular the big plaid summer shirt of burgundy, red, white, baby and navy blue and a little pale yellow. Maybe you see some of your fabrics donated in the Wash. DC modern quilt guild's scrap swap? Thanks for all the good energy and good fabric scraps it adds color and patterns to my palette I wouldn't have otherwise.
|Preview of the top improvisation #2 in burgundy and navy blue|