This pattern is called The Queen and Her Court. Luckily I really like this quilt, this is the fifth one I have quilted. At least three of our local Quilt Shops are doing it as a Block of the Month, so there are more of them out there percolating. I have three more on my waiting list! This one was made by my friend Susan who does meticulous piecing and applique, so it was a pleasure to quilt.
I took this picture with the quilt laid across the longarm and the colors are much truer.
This is a smiling Susan with her quilt - I think she liked it!
It has been acting spring-like the last few days with temperatures in the 60's! It is a wonderful change. I have been eyeing our neglected backyard - I hope I have time to do some work out there this spring. In the meantime I can enjoy our view of bermuda grass taking over the garden beds.
I had time today to sew the borders on my wild and crazy applique quilt. I had to really hunt for that border fabric - I had one yard in my stash of exactly the color of turquoise hand dyed fabric I wanted. Who knows where I bought it and after searching at our local quilt shops and on line, I had to give up on finding exactly the same color. When I asked Charlotte of Charlotte's Sew Natural in Newton for help choosing another border fabric, she recalled seeing that color at her other store, Charlotte's Bargain Fabric. She has a good memory for color because it was exactly right as well as being cheaper than a hand dye. Thanks Charlotte!