I have made some progress on the hand quilting of my rose applique quilt. (click pictures to enlarge)
I basted this quilt top today.
I have had mixed opinions about this top. Some people have positive things to say, others not so much. One Facebook comment said “wow this is really ugly” (just a helpful etiquette reminder…..if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything). Because I have done so many very traditional quilts many people expect my choices to be always be very traditional. I could have used a solid color for the setting pieces in this quilt rather than the busy print and it would have been much more traditional, but it is a lot of fun to do things outside of tradition. Traditional quilts and quilting are the foundation of my quilting but when I make a new quilt I can’t simply make something that has been done a hundred times before, I need to make it my own. I make my quilts to please me…..if they appeal to others that is great and if not that is fine too. This one makes me happy.
I made this top using vintage blocks back in June of 2014….here is the post about it https://timquilts.com/2014/06/28/vintage-wheels/
and more here https://timquilts.com/2014/07/13/circles/
I got a start on the quilting.
Teddy is always a big help….he watches and offers moral support 🙂