but am tempted to change my colour scheme because of everyone else's gorgeous blocks! I am planning scrappy, so I may be able to do it. Will keep you posted...
And speaking of keeping you posted, the winner of my giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to 1Choice4Quilting is Carolyn, comment # 27, who blogs at I Believe Inn. Congrats, Carolyn, I know you'll find a treasure or two with your gift certificate.
Yahoo, I finished my Betsy's Closet quilt top this week! I loved doing the stitchery designs. I used some basic stitches including the backstitch, French knots and a few lazy daisy stitches. Thank you, Brenda Riddle, for a fabulous pattern! I finished the final block last week and pieced the nine blocks together with a collection of beautiful bright prints I picked up as a bundle through Sew Lux Fabrics.
I added a few more colours from my stash and cut the 2" squares...no quick piecing for me!
I love this type of sashing and border. I wanted the quilt to read as bright and cheerful and I think I achieved it. I decided to go with a purple for the teeny tiny 9-patches...
I really do adore this little quilt- it is approximately 24" x 28"-but now I have so many questions...how do I quilt it? By hand or machine? What design? Flannel on the back or regular backing? Suggestions are very welcome! If you want to see lots of other Betsy quilts and blocks, check out Stitching Betsy's Closet and scroll through the previous posts. It's wonderful to see everyone else's versions!
Before I head to my sewing corner, I want to thank Michelle of Rag Tag Stitchin'. I was the lucky winner of a giveaway she held last month on her blog and received these little goodies in the mail. The package included a book of her sweet stitchery patterns, a couple of dotty fat quarters, note cards made by her friend and some cute little trims. Thank you Michelle!
It's a great day for quilting!