Monday, January 9, 2017

Maggie Grace's Garden at Houston International Quilt Show

It was so exciting to travel to Houston to see my quilt in the Special Exhibit "Primitive/Folk Art Quilts" sponsored by Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine.  This is Di Ford's design of small 3/4" hexis and beautiful appliqued baskets exploding with red berries!  I envisioned my quilt to be a Christmas Garden quilt of reds, greens, and creams!  It is completely hand done!  I hand basted each hexi and then laced them together using Metler silk finish thread.  The borders consisted of needleturn baskets, vines, leaves, and berries.  The special touch was when I added a bird to the center of two of the rosettes!  I hand quilted all the hexis and applique in the ditch and radiating lines in the border.  The scalloped edge was needleturned using a "cutaway" technique I taught myself.  So happy it is done!!