Another quilt from the Special Exhibit My Joyful Journey, part of the Virtual Quilt Festival, December 3-5, 2020.
QUILT #7 Lone Star Garden, 90" x 90", hand applique', machine pieced, hand quilted, 1997:
The Story: It took more than 12 yards of the border stripe to cut eight large diamonds exactly the same size and from the exact same place on the fabric and to soft-edge piece the outer borders. The hand applique' took many hours but I enjoyed selecting a wide variety of fabrics for the flowers and leaves. The center deserved more of a border than just plain fabric so I appliqued the border stripe. by soft-edge piecing, onto the pink fabric, then joined it to the center of the quilt. This quilt was included in the Special Exhibit "Traditional Treasures', Houston 2013.
I worked on this for two years and it's another of my most favorite: