I started this quilt in February, but haven't taken any pictures till today.
My sister Theresa bought me a beautiful stack of black and white FQs for my birthday Last year, to make a quilt for myself. She saw me admire the fabric bundle at the creative stitches show and bought me it.
It has taken me so long to start it because I just couldn't make up my mind what I wanted to do with it.
A few years ago when I used to live in the country Theresa and I lived next door to each other in farm cottages. We spent many a winter evening by coal fires stitching and sharing ideas and fabrics.
One birthday she bought me this book
I have made and re made many of the lovely projects in this book and it has remained one of my favourites
We both worked on this quilt pattern from the book for her Daughter Adele.
A beautiful Rose of Sharon Quilt
It was a lovely pattern to work with, all hand appliqued.
There is a little bit about the original quilts (there were 4 of them)
all made by a mother and her sister for her 4 daughters.
If you click on this picture you can read it.
It was only quite recently when Theresa was mending the quilt for Adele that I remembered how I had enjoyed working on it so much and it was later on that evening that it struck me how beautiful this quilt would look with the black and white prints.
I couldn't wait to get started
so far I have completed 3 blocks the quilt will have 4 blocks on each side. the centre circle is black velvet and I plan to get more velvet for the sashing and borders.
These are the rest of the blocks all cut out and ready to stitch.
Each square measures 17" the finished quilt size will be about 48"square.
I will try to get a picture to show you, of the quilt we worked on together for Adele.