The end is drawing near for the completion of this quilt! Started over a year ago, put aside numerous times and then taken back out and put aside again. Finally deciding the only way I would finish it was to redesign it to make it more “me”. There was too much “stuff” in the original and I’m not sure what had attracted me to it to begin with. I think I need to come up with a different name as well as the only part of the pattern that I followed the pattern for is the very center medallion. Here is a link to what the original pattern looks like.
All that is left to finish is the top applique border-one bud and then the leaves and stems.
I did decide that I will add one more plain white on white border around this – right now it is 62 x 67 inches. I will add about 6 to 7 inches of border around it so that I can quilt (hand) a nice decorative border. (the binding will be a multi-color binding from numerous colors that I still have of the fabric)
I pulled out my cardboard “envelope” from under the bed were it resides to take a look and see what I have. I had quite a few stencils arrive a couple years ago and this is the “box” that they came in – seemed like a good idea to save it – it is packed but they are flat!
These four below are the ones that I decided I liked – upon looking at them and laying them on the fabric I decided the 2nd from the top was too big. And the bottom one would be too hard to redesign to go around the corners so they are put away and it is down to the top stencil which I could work around the corner and the smaller flower with vines.
So lets label these one and two – I would do number one so that the fan is in the corner in someway if I choose it.
It is harder to see this one on the fabric because of the clear plastic but maybe you can see it enough – if I choose this one there will also be cross hatching in it (this will also be done over a good share of the white and the applique will be outline stitched around the pieces – not sure on some of the other pieces though). It is possible that after the border is sewed on the larger of this flower template will fit – that will be a wait and see.
So which do you guys like 1 or 2 – I will decide for myself which I like of course but I wonder what appeals to y’all. The quilting will be in a color variegated thread. I know of course that hand quilting through white on white is a pain in the you know what sometimes but sometimes a quilter just has to grin and bear it – there is such a mixture of white on white in this quilt – totally scrappy – that I just had to continue on with it.