I am happy to say that my Dear Jane quilt in all it’s red and white glory is among 22 quilts selected for viewers choice in the quilt festival! I need your votes now to get to the top 3 and also to vote for it in the hand quilting. I appreciate any votes coming my way. It is fun to get this far. Here is a link to Amy’s festival for viewers choice and here for hand quilting. Thanks
In case you missed the post with the entry this is my Dear Jane.
We have had a couple dry and cooler days than normal – but it is back to warmer weather today and rain back in the forecast by Sunday – darn it all we just can’t get away from it – I wish this weather pattern would change already. The garden is growing though and that does somewhat surprise me but I guess a raised bed sure works for overly wet weather!
I worked on stars and got four more done yesterday – 5 more stars needed to finish that row and I think that will be it – I will not have enough for another row.
Now it is time to start thinking about a border and what fabric do I have for it. I looked through the stash and I do not have much for this. I have some of the butter cream yellow batik (which by the way is the leftover fabric from the Dear Jane quilt above) and I found a purple batik and a print batik the print might go with it as not all of these stars are purple of course. I need to cut my plain squares out of the butter cream first before anything. But I do believe I will need to get on line to Hancock’s of Paducah as they carry the Bali Water Color Batik which the buttercream is and see if they have more – I believe it is one of the colors they carry most of the time – but I might need to search – who can tell. I also got the fabric for the stars from them so I will look and see if they have any of it in yardage (I had charm squares) and possibly order some to make a border – the border might be a sashing type – buttercream – one of the print colors – and then buttercream again. I have it in my head kind of so now lets see what I can find. I don’t really like this print batik that I have here for this quilt – it is nice but for something else I think. The purple here that I show is a small piece.
I finished this end of the Granny Quilt on Thursday night and I’m going to try to not quilt all weekend – a couple sore fingertips to deal with! I might have to take a week off of quilting – plenty of other quilts left to work on – I think all agree!