I finished another Small Quilt of the Month from the Yahoo Small Quilt Talk Group.
This is March's quilt (I joined the group in April and have one more quilt to catch up). It is Civil War Baskets from the book "Remembering Adelia" by Kathleen Tracy
I used reproduction fabric that my husband bought me when he was in California last year. I wanted to try a very monochromatic quilt with just a splash of colour (red - my favourite colour), and I am pleased with how it turned out. I have said it before - mini quilts are a great place to try something new.
I used a Hera marker to mark quilt lines. I thought the above picture shows how well the marker works - it just makes an indentation in the fabric and doesn't leave any thing that needs to be removed later (the fabric fibres will bounce back after a while if the marks aren't covered by stitching). The Hera marker is probably what I use the most to mark quilting designs, especially since it works on every colour of fabric.
After quilting the lines (the above 2 photos are closer to the actual colours of the fabrics of the quilt).
I added some micro stippling around the baskets, and like the contrast with the cross lines in the basket handle area (thanks for the tip Wendy!).
This quilt was all about Hooked Feathers - they are in the basket and the border.
The sashing idea came from Janet (Cariboo Crossing Chronicles - such a lovely blog!) when she sent me a link to her Friendship Mini Sampler Quilt - thanks Janet!
A close up of the back of the quilt showing the hooked feathers border (more about hooked feathers on later post). I made the borders extra wide so that I would have lots of room for quilting.
The quilt is 19" square. I used wool batting, and 100 weight thread for the quilting.
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