I am making progress on the Rose Applique quilt. I have 3 roses to go and the center will be done.
Most of the rest of the quilt will be hand quilting…..I might add another rose to the 4 corners…..but I will need to see how that will fit with the pattern on the background fabric. I design as I go so it is never a sure thing how I will decide to do it.
Thank you to everyone for the positive comments about the refurnished cabinet. Several have mentioned how nice it would look full of quilts, which I know it would, but I won’t be doing that. Quilts and wood are not friends. Wood is pretty acidic and can damage quilts. From the Michigan State University Museum Great Lakes Quilt Center: “Wooden storage containers (shelves) should be sealed with a protective coating of polyurethane, then lined with unbleached washed muslin or acid free paper.”
I don’t always follow recommendations to the letter but in this case I think it is good advice. I finished the cabinet with shellac because I don’t think Poly ever gives the same warm finish as shellac and tends too look to new to me. Does shellac give the same protection to quilts as poly? I don’t know and I really don’t think lining the cabinet with muslin or tissue would be very attractive. So I am starting to fill it with Knickknacks….of which I have plenty. Starting with some of the Santas that I made. ( I think I will leave them there year round because I can)
I haven’t done much on the new quilt top
but I am enjoying the treadle machine.
In the picture you can see a nine patch laid out on a piece of paper. After I cut the squares I arrange then in an order I like, one nine patch set per sheet of paper. There are about 8 or 9 sets stacked up waiting to be sewn. I always seem to mess up the order if I don’t get the pieces organized first.
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