Thank you so much for all of your kind comments about my Mother's Garden Quilt. Quilters have been so important to me, offering me many surrogate mothers. It seems so many of us are united in loss and this time of year certainly makes us miss our loved ones even more.
Thank you to all of the "non-reply" comments as well, I wish I could send you a note to thank you for visiting, I certainly appreciate your comments too!
after much of this;
And some of this;
and with the 3 hour Masterpiece presentation of David Copperfield (my favorite Dickens' story), my quilt top was marked.
I am going to quilt a 3/4" cross hatch in the center section with 3/4" diagonal lines on the surrounding borders. I'm filling in circles and leaves where I can on the vines.
I'm going to use pink quilting thread on top of the applique; pieces, and white for the all of the outlining and background quilting. I had started with pink, but you literally could not see it, so I "un-quilted", ouch! and I'll use white.
I hope you are all finding a little time for yourself during this hectic season. Today I'm hoping to start 2 small projects for Christmas gifts, so Mother's Garden will probably have to wait.