|"Contentment" 49" x 49"|
I've been going through my pile of flimsies, thinking about the ones I want to quilt.
This one cried out to me recently.
I put it together a year or two ago, with leftover blocks from five different projects.
The words came from instructions in Tonya Ricucci's excellent book, Word Play Quilts.
On second look, the original house block seemed a bit muddy.
So I decided to do a little "home improvement."
Hmm, not exactly what I was looking for.
The third time was the charm. Now for the quilting.
After stitching in every ditch, I sewed thin matchsticks around all the letters.
Then I added easy back and forth designs and small stippling.
I used puffy wool batting so the letters would pop out.
The half-square triangles got their own simple flower shapes.
Dark binding popped the colors.
Don't you just love finishing?
I surely do!