The quilt is from a Jan Patek pattern from the book of the same name.
Quick snapshot in the waning daylight since both my guys happened to be home. I will get a better photo in 2020 (kidding) when I finish actually quilting this thing.
Major indecision when it came time to decide on a border...
A soft homespun... ??
Out of the box - green... ??
This bold stripe, originally chosen for binding... ?
In the end settling on the simple navy frame...
My thoughts now turn to how I will quilt it... definitely the busiest most complicated quilt top I've made to date. A few ideas:
- Stabilize it with some in-the-ditch machine quilting, and then use sashiko thread for some chunky primitive style hand stitching in each block??
- Hanging diamonds by machine?? (with monofilament in the needle - my usual- this avoids a too thready look, emphasizing the quilting line but not the thread)
- Freehand Baptist fans over the whole deal, by hand? Or baptist fans throughout except for eagle center medallion (echo quilting) and the navy outer border (sashiko knots).
Can't wait to see everyone else's finished tops at the link up on Lori's blog. Thanks again Lori!