My goal this summer is to complete all the partially finished quilts stacked up! I have 3 that just need borders, one 1.5" flower garden that needs 2 more rows hand pieced for the border (this quilt is 24 years in progress!!!), one king size crazy quilt that I'm quilting-as-I get time, and I'm sure there's more if I just go look!
Anyway, I love the idea of starting September with a clean slate. I have several ideas popping in & out of my brain, but I've been drawing them in my quilt journal, and that seems to prevent more new starts for now.
The block on the right is from a old top I recently purchased from an online auction. I've never seen this particular pattern before. Has anyone else? The blocks are quite large--about 16". It is 3 blocks by 3 blocks for a total of nine. I really love it, except for the color of all the ladies lips! They are all a deep red color and quite large! I don't know if really red lipstick was the fashion when these blocks were made, or exactly what the reason was for making large red mouths. The embroidery is quite nice, but the blocks were joined with a large running stitch.
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