Here is my finished top for the Abraham Lincoln Quilt Challenge.
And some close ups:
It has changed many times and here are a few of them.
Here's an early one
This was the most recent working design -
In the end I just didn't like the scale of those log cabin blocks. Too bad too, because I made 20 of them!~ and they are 1/2" finished logs.
This way I can incorporate the log cabins (after all he was born in one!) and also the Declaration of Independence which was a source of encouragement for him during the Civil War to keep our country united.
I had several requests to see the orange quilts in one photo. Some girlfriends were here yesterday and were kind enough to hold them.
Also, I was remiss in telling everyone the 5 things I see as them having in common; they were:
Color - all the same; solids, except for the purples which were a tone on tone on muslin.
Flying Geese - they all contained these units even the one on the left, which looks like a jesters collar.
Drop diamond Machine Quilting - over the whole surface, right over the applique, off white thread.
Border Treatment - they all have pieced top and bottom borders and strips on the sides.
Thanks for all the other similarities that you found! It was fun to read them like all being botanical and all having birds of some kind.
I ran across this the other day. It is a name tag to a Gwen Marston retreat. The theme that year was 4-block quilts, so I made a 4-block name tag for me and my Mary B. During the course of the retreat other 4 letter names were made including Gwen. Some women used diphthongs to create 4-block name tags. Like
A diphthong is a group of consonants that make a single syllable sound. Can your name be a 4-block? The berries were added at the retreat as well....aren't quilters fun?
The best for last -
This week I received a surprise gift from Vicki of Load of Scrap.
It came with a beautiful note. I can't believe how generous and thoughtful she was. Thanks again, Vicki, I just love it.