Well, poo. I just am NOT happy with how my end borders are on that Forget Me Not quilt. It needs something. I worked too long on it not to be happy. But – I think I have a solution! In my mind’s eye, I have some applique flowers and leaves/stems that I think will really make it much better. In fact, I searched online for pictures of a Forget Me Not flower, and the shape is such a good one for an easy applique, that it really seems like a no brainer.
I have precious little left of the backing fabric that will be perfect for the flowers and I can easily accent with a variety of the pinks and greens to make it all come together. I hope it turns out as well as it looks in my head.
My other surprise find this week was through the blog ‘Pretty by Hand’. It’s a great blog and I love Kristyne’s writing style. Anyway, she attended the International Quilt Market festival in Houston a couple of weeks ago and shared her pictures of the different booths on her blog. Lots of eye candy to see – check it out! One of the pictures was from a shop in Australia. They had a quilt called “Robin’s Nest”, designed by Karen Styles. Shop name is Somerset Patchwork and Quilting. Lovely, lovely quilts. Lots of hard work going into those treasures! Here’s the quilt that I have added to my Bucket List. The patterns (which come with acrylic templates) and a fabric BOM is available through Homestead Hearth. Somerset Patchwork also has the patterns and templates, but their fabric BOM is full now. And they are in Australia.
Isn’t this georgeous? It is currently my desktop background on my work computer. It is making it hard to concentrate on work though.
I hope everyone finds time to quilt this weekend! Have fun!
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