Well, National Quilting Day proved to be more like National Basting Day for me. I basted some little tops to have ready for hand quilting, and haven't spent much time in the sewing room since. So, I thought that I would show you one of my quilts for napping/reading. This was made from the Roberta Horton plaids. I remember buying small amounts of all of them. In anticipation of making what, I don't remember.
The pillow on the settee began life as a reticule, I believe. It had a casing with a drawstring of the same fabric. The linen fabric is so beautiful, that I wanted to see more of it. Three edges were already sewn, so the casing and drawstring just got tucked down inside, and one more seam made a pillow. Couldn't have been much easier! Here is a detail of the quilt. I quilted it with embroidery thread using a big stitch. It must have been the "thing to do" at the time. There is no give to the thread, which has caused breakage of the stitches. Perhaps that's why that type of quilting isn't done much! Oh well, it's not the first one of my quilts to be used, and somewhat abused. My dog still likes to lie on it when it's on my lap, so it's serving it's purpose.
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