Friday, July 23, 2010
Southern Rhapsody Is Finished
It always feels so good to finish a quilt ... to sew on that label and know that the project is complete. This quilt is called Southern Rhapsody. It is a foundation paper pieced project and the star pattern is "California" from Carol Doak's book on the 50 stars of the 50 states. My cousin, Patricia Layson, and I made this together. She sewed together 18 blocks for the quilt top and I did 17 blocks for the quilt top and a smaller (in size) version of the block for the label. Patricia also added the binding. It was machine quilted by Lilly Lucier of Vanceboro, NC. I did the binding. All of the fabric came from Cotton Fields (http://www.cottonfieldsnc.com/).
These photos simply do not do it justice. You cannot see from the photo that are 96 little bitty pieces in each block. I love the secondary designs that are created with the yellow blocks, the green/white dot blocks, and the peach color star. The overall quilting pattern is a rolling heart.
Tonight I'm linking to www.amylouwho.com; she is hosting completed projects. There are some really spectacular ones!