It's hard to believe
that it's been almost 2 years
since I was able to travel to the
Netherlands with new friends
and, of course, meet more new friends.
One of our goals was to attend this show.
and see the beautiful quilts of both
Di Ford and Petra Prins.
It's there that I saw
Di's quilt called "Sutton Grange".
(Can you believe in all of my excitement I
didn't even take a full photo of the quilt!)
But fast forward to April, 2018.
I knew I had waited long enough to begin
working on this wonderful quilt
that included applique, broderie perse, curved piecing,
and lots of patience.
the center section
I actually had many of the same fabrics Di had used in my stash.
No sense reinventing the wheel right?
But did use one of her wonderful printed borders
over and over again,
as the repeating border.
A couple of weeks ago I began the machine quilting process.
Lots of quilting in the ditch,
lots of feathers,
Again, I didn't really
get too original in the quilting.
I pretty much followed what
the original machine quilter had done,
but modified to fit my limited machine quilting ability.
I used some leftover garage sale stickers
to quilt circles.
No, the quilt isn't for sale for $.50!
Here it is.
70" x 70"
I changed the name to
honor my grandmother,
Edith Luella Gale Elkington
who was always a member of the
local grange in Michigan.
Di's pattern are beautiful and
a labor of love.
Not a project to be quickly completed,
but it was well worth the time.
The question is...
Time to start another one?
Until Next Time-