|Ben's Irish Chain quilt. Unfortunately, my pictures were not as good as I'd like.|
|The red used was not a solid. I found a scrap showing the subtle dots in black and white and dark red.|
|Each corner had either a star or an extra 9 patch block, which I heavily stippled. I used a homespun red and white check for the border, and accented with the black and white dots.|
|I did the quilting in red, with an all over meandering design.|
|A close up of the quilting.|
|I printed the Irish Blessing prayer and put it on a label on the back of the quilt.|
|An out of focus close up of the heavy stippling in the corner block.|
In designing these quilts, I tried to reflect the recipients' personalities and interests. Ben is an accounting major in college, so his quilt was precise and straightforward, with a controlled color palette.
|Ben's Irish Chain quilt.|
|Ruth's Scrappy Around the World quilt.|
Both were made with lots of love.
I am working on a number of projects, and hope to finish some up during my upcoming summer vacation. After I finished my scrappy string quilt, I wanted to see how a very controlled string quilt would work out.
|My Scrappy String Quilt.|
|Cats, and ducks, and hens and pigs. |