Tuesday, 30 August 2005
Paisley's Quilt History II
I love this design. It is tempting to make another one in a similar vein. It's an adaptation of a couple of quilts from Kitty Pippin's "Quilting with Japanese Fabrics". The stepping stones are basted over paper and appliqued on, then the paper is removed (through a small cut in the base fabric). The pebbles at the bottom use the clamshell block and the blossom at the top are little hexagons, similar to those used in grandmothers flower garden quilts. The quilting is mostly outlining apart from the black border which is quilted with arcs which are meant to resemble rake marks in the gravel. Very zen!