Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Finished: Maple leaves
Just in time for the summer solstice: an autumn quilt! In October, 2006, we did a Road Scholar (then called Elderhostel) program at the Highland Center Lodge at Crawford Notch, New Hampshire. On our free afternoon I checked out the quilt shops in North Conway. I bought the purple/red/gold/orange fabric as a souvenir and, remarkably, created this flimsy just after we returned. The pattern is by Judy Laquidara. As I recall, she used 9" blocks. Mine are 6" -- this is 54 x 66.
The flimsy languished in the box for 6-1/2 years. I couldn't decide how to quilt it, and in fact I came up with the straight lines in the leaves after it was basted and I had the stitched the straight lines in the frames. I think that the curvy meanders and leaves are a good contrast for those straight lines.
This is finish #20 for 2013!