I finally finished quilting this piece a few days ago. I had been claiming that there were 42 blocks when in fact there were only 36. You can still see my blue pen marks that I used as the guidelines for the freehand feathers. I was given free reign, and I’m going to tell her the design is Hugs and Kisses (XOXOX).
I think it turned out quite nicely. I’m not sure why it took me so long. The blocks are only 12 inches. It could be because I’m not used to quilting so much at a stretch — I had to take lots of breaks….
The consensus is that my wildflower is Queen Anne’s Lace. It does not, however, have the drop of red in the center. At least, not that I could see. I had no idea it is a forerunner to our carrots. I especially enjoyed Jami’s definition of a weed: a weed is a plant out of place. I did have to laugh at the comment about removing it if it were interfering with the more structured gardening space. Structure? What’s that? Our front walkway is planted with things that my DH has moved from other parts of the yard. It’s….definitely not structured. It looks kind of pretty, and has lots of flowering things that flower at different times. We have several varieties of lilies, 2 rosebushes, daisies, black-eyed susans, and…lots of other things that I wish I knew the name of.
I’ve probably been told some of them before, but that sort of stuff doesn’t seem to want to stick in my brain. On the way to a birthday party this afternoon, I was asking Mark about seed corn and male and female corn plants and…how corns grows…and…he explained it all to me (and right now I remember what he said…) But he’s explained it before, and it obviously didn’t stick the last time. Maybe if I wrote it all out it might implant in my brain more thoroughly? But what would I do wit hthat information? It might take up space that I can’t spare.
Speaking of taking up brain space, we are getting ready to go off to have our brains entertained by Ratatouille. I stayed up a little too late last night, and I’m starting to flag. I hope I can stay awake….
Freda Henderson says
The quilt is beautiful Suzanne.
Love the quilt!!! And it does indeed look like hugs and kisses.
In Ohio we had Queen Anne’s Lace everywhere. We never mowed it down because we didn’t have any other flowers but 2 Rose of Sharon bushes.
Lynn Douglass says
Oh my, Suzanne. This is beautiful! I think the name is perfect too!
Terri Watson says
Good morning Suzanne,
The quilt is beautiful. I am glad to have found you so I can watch your work. Hugs and Kisses is a perfect name.
The quilting turned out spectacular! I love the hugs and kisses idea as it really fits. I can see why you needed lots of breaks.
The quilting is absolutely fantastic! Lovely quilt. As for the technicalities of corn — I learned more than enough about male and female corn and seed corn reproduction the summer I was a agricultural slave — oh, I mean underpaid migrant farm worker — oh, wait — I lived at home and detassled corn. Oh well, same thing!
Jen / domestika says
That is beyond gorgeous! I have a weakness for white-on-white, and the blue/purple really sets off the squares and makes it pop. Hugs & Kisses, a perfect name!