To celebrate National Quilt Month,
I wanted to share a recent project.
The pattern and all the fabrics
were purchased from a charming quilt shop discovered
while vacationing in South Carolina several years ago.
The sample quilt they had displayed on their wall
used all of the favorite colors
I selected when decorating my bedroom
so I couldn't leave the shop
without everything to complete the project.
The quilt features a center medallion
embroidered entirely in a single medium shade of blue.
Here's a closeup of the partially completed embroidery
along with some of the fabrics for piecing the quilt.
The medallion is framed by a delicate floral border
and a second frame of diamonds
set in a neutral background fabric.
Here's the first border sewn to the center embroidery.
The quilt is growing with the addition of the diamond border.
A variety of checkerboard blocks were sewn next.
The quilt is finished with a ribbon border
featuring three fabrics.
The completed quilt adds a bit of muted color
to the neutral bedspread.
Yes, all ten pillows are removed from the bed each night
and carefully replaced each morning.
This pillow features a vintage postcard
that was printed on the center fabric.
I didn't make this pillow but it certainly belongs
in the home of a collector of antique postcards.
The pillow with the three hearts is one of my creations.
The hearts are formed using
a package of ivory buttons, scrap fabric and fringe.
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