"Housetop," 60" x 60"
I finished hand-quilting this just in time for picnic season!
The top was made in a class with Gwen Marston back in February.
It's called "Housetop" because its inspiration came from the
Gee's Bend quilt designs that go by the same name.
I quilted it with Barb's big fan stencil and #12 perle cotton.
It includes an old linen napkin and a scrap of polka dots from a friend in New York.
A lovely floral dress,
An old skirt,
An apron from the 60's or 70's,
And two tablecloths from the same era.
Both were round and had 4" white fringe.
Remember those out on the patio table?
This wonderful Jane Sassaman print was perfect for the back.
I made a wide back to front binding, like the Gee's Bend gals do.
(If anyone wants a tutorial on this, let me know.)
And it's already been launched with the first picnic of summer!
Happy summer--or winter--to you!