Saturday, June 29, 2019

Garden of Stitches

Here it is, my last quilt for June before I take my summer break and it's a beauty!  This is Stacy's Garden of Stitches quilt and the pattern is by Primitive Gatherings.  It was block of the month project from Crazy Ladies quilt shop which was a local quilt shop that closed quite a few years ago.   So needless to say she has been working on this project for awhile so I know she will be very happy to have it all done!

The flower blocks are wool applique and she stitched them all by hand.

I SID the piano key outer border, did feather curls in the middle border and curls in the navy inner border.  I SID around the flowers and triangles in the sashing, and then added the pebbling to make the flowers pop!  Once I had all that done I went back to fill in the background with flowing feathers. I have to be honest, the sashing background had me stumped for a bit. I knew I wanted flowing feathers but wasn't sure how to approach it. I kept thinking they should start from the center and work up and down but after chatting with Lori she said the feathers would look good starting from the bottom and travel straight up!  Yes, she was right and that was all I need to help get me back on track! Its great to have a quilting friend that helps you get over that 'sit and stare' syndrome!

I used a gold So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

I have lots of photos so share as there is so much to see in this quilt!

Well now for the next two months I will be working on my own project! *Happy Dance*  I have a stack of quilt tops to be quilted so I'll be sharing those over the summer.


  1. Wow,and WOW again!!!Spectacular from fabric to applique to blocks to quilting to photos.

  2. lovely finish, lots of texture.

  3. Beautiful! Great idea about the feathers.
    Looking forward to seeing your quilts over the summer.

  4. Wow, Kathy, what a gorgeous quilt - and your quilting just takes it over the top!

  5. Oh! That turned out beautifully!! What a lovely spot for a photo shoot.