Blogger’s Quilt Festival
I must have been napping coming up to the last several Blogger’s Quilt Festivals because I missed them. I still had a lot of fun browsing the entries later but this time I paid attention so I could share a quilt too. Thanks to Amy for organizing another festival!
58” x 67”
Designed by Joanne Kerton
Machine pieced and hand quilted by Joanne Kerton
Category: Hand quilted, throw
This is possibly my husband’s favourite quilt and is one of the first I made without a pattern. It was also the first quilt I added prairie points to. My husband’s great aunt had given us some of her lovely quilts with prairie points and I loved the way they looked but feared they were complicated. After I added the green border to Scattered Leaves it still didn’t look finished. It seemed a little bland somehow. I decided it needed more triangles to play off the leaf points and thought prairie points might fit the bill. They really weren’t as terrifying or as fiddly as I had feared and I think they add just the extra element this quilt needed.
Looking through past blogs and pictures I tried to reconstruct this quilt’s timeline. Let’s see: I started piecing the traditional leaf blocks in November 2008, finished the leaves by April 2009, got around to framing and joining the blocks by the end of August 2009, added prairie points in August 2010, didn’t get to start quilting it until sometime after March 2011, finally put in the last stiches in around mid February 2012, and I just now wrote up the pattern (it’s now on my patterns page). That was a long time coming! I’m trying to pick up the pace a little!
Now I’m off to browse the other quilts in the festival. Thanks for stopping by!