Instead of having a sign in book, we had our guests sign a quilt block. Here is the resulting quilt... (The binding is attached, but not hand sewn to the back...) Quilted by Sunshine Quilts. She also did a quilt that was used in my wedding, I wanted this quilt to have a similar feel.
Do you see my model? He just loves to be in the middle of everything... Can't miss out on anything. (I might have been eating a steak in bed...)
The blocks that were signed are called "Indian Hatchet" Solid squares are interspersed to form stars. I got the pattern out of a Fons and Porter magazine. (Batik back - one fabric - a pink with red flowers, batik binding - red, like the flowers on the back, quilted in label - machine stitched onto a batik - so this quilt is 100% batik...)
Jacob's Ladder - Nice and bright & scrappy! If I had to fit into one box, this is the one where I would be most comfortable. This quilt is the biggest size that Judy can fit onto her long arm!
The Jacob's Ladder block - with a good representation of the fabrics that I used. Black on blacks - one with cats..., dark white on blacks, dark color on black (not in this photo) mixed with brights that included color on white although they are not represented in this block and some cat fabrics... Does that suprise anyone? The border is a Laruel Burch cat print...
The backing - flannel, mostly Patrick Lose prints, but there is a 3rd cats on black that is not Patrick Lose..., The binding is a bright polkadot on black.
Together they weigh 18 lbs... (I like it when you can feel the heft in a quilt...)