I haven't been finishing anything on Friday recently....
Especially not something this big
and this wonderful!!
Today's a happy day.
I took this old, old hand pieced quilt
and made her useful.
Every quilt wants to be USED!!!
I knew I did not have YEARS to quilt around each hexagon.
I also considered the age of the fabric
and the stains here and there.
I knew a simple quilted pattern was the answer...
but WHAT pattern???
I ended up using the small green diamonds as my guide.
I thought I might detract from the GREEN by using cream thread...
but I think it worked out just fine!!
I am also so happy I did not have to mark any lines.
I do NOT like marking quilts for quilting.
I have attached the binding and will spend some relaxing hours
hand stitching it to the back.
I cut the binding on the BIAS
since I wanted to CURVE around the side flowers
and not have to cut them off.
Bias binding is the key when you're doing any kind of CURVE!
The quilting lines are not perfect.
The piecing done by a long ago quilter is not perfect.
I now have a PERFECTly WONDERFUL QUILT!