Monday, September 5, 2011

Black Eyed Susan quilt top finished!

Happy Labor Day to you all!  This is what I did today...I finished this sweet top I've been working on to celebrate summer...

 I used a free hand embroidery pattern from one of my favorite blogs, wildolive.blogspot,com. Thanks Mollie!! If you haven't visited her blog, you should as she has such neat things posted.  It's supposed to be a daisy but I think it stands in for a Black-Eyed Susan pretty well!!  I paired it with a Modern Cross block from Susan Beal's book Modern Log Cabin Quilting.  The two blocks are 10" each unfinished.
 The flower fabric is some I've had in the stash since purchasing it at our Quilt Guild's garage sale.  I fell in love with those posies (Pigtails & Pixie Dust by Kathy Brown of The Teacher's Pet) but didn't have a clue what I was going to do with it until I saw the embroidery pattern.  Then I thought the Modern cross block would compliment the flower block well.

I will probably try to take a better picture of the top when the weather cheers up outside, it's pretty gloomy today.  Until then, here it is on my bedroom floor...  It is 53" square.
 Is this flower too sweet, or what?  Makes me happy just looking at it!  I am probably going to hand-quilt this quilt but I am still thinking about it.  Any advice or suggestions on quilting?

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