This quilt was waiting for a hanging sleeve for a VERY long time, so finally did that today. I found these hand pieced flower garden blocks years ago in Texas. They are hand stitched, and very irregular in size. I loved the colors and patterns in the old sack cloth they are made from, but didn't want to deal with making them fit together with a "path". I ended up hand sewing them to squares and piecing them together. I am fairly happy with the results and glad the old blocks are preserved. I like how it looks in my guest room, which is a bit on the girly side.
I'm off to do some machine quilting while listening to an audio book. It's amazing how many books one can "read" while doing handwork!
|Pillow made with old hankie and knitted doily.|