Its over 4 years since I started the quilt, but it "only" took about a year and a half to complete the top.
I purchased Sarah Morrell as a BOM from Threadbear. At the time I had no repro fabric stash and no idea how to put together fabrics to create a quilt like this!
I was lucky enough to take some classes with Di Ford at Needles and Pins while I was making the quilt. Di's help and inspiration was invaluable!
Now for some close ups of a few of the blocks. (Lots of photos!)
Katrina did a wonderful job with her quilting.
I love the feathers...
And on my favourite block
Love his extra feathering.
All of the blocks were hand pieced or hand appliqued, except for this triple Irish chain. I chickened out and machine pieced this one! Lol Those pieces are 1/2 inch squares!
Some blocks were appliqued using needleturn.
Many others were stitched down with hand buttonhole stitch using a single thread of Gutterman cotton.
I love broderie perse!
Lots of fun with fussy cutting many of the pieced blocks.
My very first experience with hexies!
My first flying geese!
On the back I used a strip made with some of the left over fabric.
I am very glad I stuck with this quilt, made every block and finished the whole quilt! It was a wonderful learning experience which has led to a renewed love of hand work, a new way of looking at fabrics for fussy cutting and lots more quilts (well, the start of many quilts! Lol)
The roses are in full bloom in my garden.