Sunday, September 4, 2011
After getting the inner yellow and the dark borders on I felt like it still needed something. I don't usually put light borders on the outer edge of my quilts, but that seemed to be what this one needed. I'll probably have to bind it in the dark floral border fabric--it is the only one of which I have enough.
As you must know by now, this was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's Floribunda pattern of the traditional Jacob's Ladder, based on a vintage quilt she found. My florals were mainly of the "dark and dirty" variety, but the splashes of red here and there give it some sparkle.
If you are interested in making one and haven't already heard of Freda's very casual QAL that will be starting soon, check it out here. I would love to make another one but I really need to finish the Tree of Life quilt. I will be hand quilting that one, so I need to hurry and get it in the frame so it will be completed before I am too old to see my stitches (I am so slow at getting things hand quilted).
Just wanted to mention something else. In my last post I told of the quilt I had donated to my daughter's fundraiser for the foundation that researches the seizure syndrome her youngest son has. I also said she was doing another one this month and that I was sorry I didn't have a quilt ready to donate to that one. Friday evening I received an email from a very generous quilter who offered to send me a quilt she was willing to donate for this month's fundraiser. I know quilters are always willing to help other people, but this was so completely unexpected. I was overwhelmed--still am. My heartfelt thanks go out to you!
Until next time, from the little mountain valley where we have a football team that almost beat Auburn Saturday,