Well, finished to flimsie anyway, it still needs to be quilted but getting this far was an accomplishment because hand sewing is not my forte and this required a bit to get it to this stage.Yesterday at Huggy Bunch I worked on putting the blocks together and today got the border on this vintage 30's quilt. Thirteen came already hand appliqued along with another 5 pieces of muslin and a half dozen or so extra "plates" so I hand appliqued another 5 to make 18 for this on point setting.
Wait a minute, I had that all nice and flat Button! It never fails when ever I lay one of my tops/quilts on the floor Miss Button has to park herself on it! It's as if she is saying "Yeah Mum, this is a good one ."
Client quilts of course never touch the floor, they just go on the LA, but I often toss my own in- progress tops down to see how they look and before I can say a thing Button appears from nowhere and walks over and lays down to give them the nod! On the rare occasion these days that I hand bind a quilt she likes to come lay on the part that hangs off my lap! Dogs are so strange, don't you wonder what goes through those little heads?
I am loving this quilt and it's a keeper-I bought the blue replica fabric for the setting triangles and border and I think it complements the old fabrics in the plates quite nicely. I want to use wool for batting and muslin for backing and I'll quilt it with feathers. Can't wait to get a few other tops done so I can quilt this!
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