My wonderful friend, Irv, was visiting yesterday and admiring my Farmer's Wife blocks I had taped to my bedroom wall. He thought (to his untrained quilters' eyes) they looked "Japanesey" which got me thinking ...
|Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt progress shot|
I remembered starting a maple leaf quilt last year that I thought suited my friend's tastes perfectly. After find the blocks in a box, I decided to sew them together to make a wall hanging. The pattern is from www.quilterscache and is called Border Maple Leaf. The site suggested sashing with lots of tiny fabric squares, but once I had a few of these sewn together, I hated it. Thought it was too busy. This is what I came up with instead:
|Border Maple Leaf|
Boy oh boy, is it difficult to photograph a black quilt. The contrast is wild. I chose some random bits for the the sashing squares. I could border the quilt, but I'm leaning towards leaving it "as is".
I'm having fun piecing the back in a creative way ... check back soon to see what I come up with.