here). It was so much fun and so much work! It uses Ruth McDowell's straight line method of piecing and the Iris pattern can be found in her book "Pieced Flowers". I pulled this block out of my orphan block stash a few times in hopes I would turn it into something special, but I could not come up with any ideas that would do it justice.
Aurifil 50 wt and quilted entirely with Aurifil monofilament as I did not want to detract from the colors used. To add more texture and to bring out the Iris I quilted tiny flowers on the brown background. Then, I stitched in the ditch around the flower and borders. Nothing else. It hangs flat, do not fear, because the heavy quilting was done far away enough from the edges of the quilt.
This has been a very busy summer: graduation, my mom was here from Brazil for two months, vacation at the beach, designing and writing patterns for Timeless Treasures Fabrics, working on a quilt due at Quilter's World magazine offices by the second week of August... However, I have some cool quilt book reviews to share with you, as well as other projects, so stay tuned!
I will link this post to Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict on Friday. Check out their blogs!
Have a fun day,