As it turned out, good friend Patty chose my bag, not knowing it was mine. She did a fabulous jobs of completing the Alice in Wonderland panel to which I has simply added two plain borders. Patty completed the quilt by adding two pieced borders and then three other plain one to make this quilt quite eye-catching. I had included fabrics from my stash that I thought might work in the bag with the panel.
I am now hand quilting the center panel with perle cotton thread. I plan to machine quilt all the borders in some very simple manner. Then the quilt will be given to a great niece who turns one this summer. Friend Linda was eager to see just how the hand-quilting was coming along, and so I am posting photos of it, still not finished, chiefly for her!
Here are the photos:
|I used gray thread for the cat and tree trunk; green for the shrubbery and the leaves on the tree (more to be added later).|
And then Alice is quilted with colors as described below the second photo. Click to enlarge!
|For Alice, yellow for her hair; blue for her dress; white|
for her apron and collar,