If you’ve taken a workshop from me, this quilt may look a little familiar. It was formerly known as “Dancing Coneflowers.” Originally it was made for my book about machine quilting called Dancing with Thread, I added 4 new borders to transform it into a new quilt, large enough for a lap quilt for my sister who is very ill. May this soft quilt comfort her and keep her warm thru the months of treatment ahead.
The fabrics in the background are from Cherrywood, the embroidered stems and white flowers were fused in place. Fortunately I kept all the scraps from the original quilt, and was able to make all the borders with purchasing only 2 additional yards of turquoise to create the outside edge.
The quilting just flowed along without any problems. This is always a good sign. I used the same thread to quilt the borders, a shiny polyester, variegated purple, blue and turquoise thread. The old and new parts of the quilt now just seem to blend together.
Using every last scrap of remaining purple fabric I was able to make 2 yards of additional binding to finish the edges. There is wool batting inside. And now that it is finished, it can go to comfort its new owner.
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