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!!