Here is where I am today. Pardon my wrinkles. I am way behind but I have not stopped. It is quite complex. It is a considerable undertaking. It is a time consuming process. I am not the best at hand stitched applique. I am learning so much as I work on this project. It is causing me to dig deep in my stacks of fabric. It is making me reach deep within to create. I try to understand the mindset of the woman who made the original coverlet for her own life. I am learning new techniques and learning about the many products available to make applique easier. I have discovered many new tutorials and talented bloggers who are simply marvelous and gifted. That is not me, but I still am happy with how it has progressed so far.
The original photograph of the quilt is in black and white. That give us all a blank canvas on which to design our individual quilt. I chose to give seasonal color to each of the four floral vase bouquets. My original plan was to make a black, beige, and various tones of browns color scheme. Those quilt colors were proving to be rather uninteresting and kind of boring in such a big project. I decided I could introduce much more color play if I chose seasonal colors in each bouquet. I like how the many colors are still subdued but there is a variety and much more possibility with each new section.
I love the striped zig zag borders.
Pardon the wrinkles. The blue sketching is for the placement of the summer bouquet. I don't want to iron that area just in case the ink would decide to become permanent. I like it!
Thank you Esther for making this pattern you drafted from the original coverlet available to the approximately 4,462 members worldwide at no charge to us. This is truly an amazing labor of love and a gift to everyone.
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