This is Ellen’s Northwoods Memories quilt and the pattern is by Beth Ritter. You can find the pattern at Beth’s Etsy shop. Ellen beautifully hand embroidered each block using green floss on a batik background. She used a very light stabilizer on the back of each block keeping them nice and flat, great idea! She pieced a lovely variety of batiks in greens and browns for the sashing and borders.
I cross hatched the embroidery blocks and stitched in the ditch in the rectangles using MicroQuilter 100wt beige thread. Then I switched to green So Fine thread for the loops in the sashing and leaves in the outer border. Batting is Quilters Dream Blend.
The embroidery blocks on this quilt are so beautifully designs so here are more close up pictures.
We went kayaking on Lake Despair last weekend which is only a 30 minute drive from our house. It was pretty windy so we stuck to the east side on the downwind side of the islands. Saw two otters, a fox, and four turtles sunning themselves on a rock.
Only one turtle left when I got close enough for a picture!