Monday, May 25, 2015

"Garnet Hill" is finished!

"Garnet Hill" 68" x 52"

The making of this started over three years ago.  

The inspiration came five years earlier, 
when I tore out a photo of a rug in a Garnet Hill catalogue.

I liked the folk art feel of the rug.

And decided to go with a similar color scheme.

It was fun choosing fabrics for these blocks,

Throwing in some shirt plaids.

                                                         I appliqued the flowers for about a year, off and on.

When quilting time came, I thought I'd do it quickly, just outlining the flower edges,

                And the seams in the log cabin blocks.

I wasn't happy with the outline-only result, so I added many more rows of stitching.

It took a lot longer, 

But I'm very happy with the result!