Another Thimble Pleasures Quilt Show has come and gone. I didn’t have a lot in the show, but I was glad to finish this UFO and put it in the silent auction.
I bought the pattern and beautiful hand dyed fabrics a number of years ago at another quilt show. The pattern is called ‘Georgetown Poppies’ by Carol Morrissey of ocaroldesigns.com.
It was easy to cut and put together. I used Wonder Under fusible for the pieces (Misty Fuse was not around then, or I would have gone that route). I used a bit of Roxanne basting glue to hold things in place. Unfortunately, it caused some spotting on the hand dyeds. I tried to wash it out and then found that the reds really like to run. I also wasn’t sure what I was going to do to quilt it. So I did what many quilters do, I put it in a box in the closet and went on to other projects, in hopes that someday I’d have some inspiration.
It sat for a number of years until I brought it out a few months ago and took it to a quilting getaway weekend where I was forced to deal with it. Happily, the spots no longer bothered me and looked like part of the fabric, and I made a mug rug piece for a friend at work to help practice ideas for the quilting, and it came together without much further ado. I used an invisible binding technique to finish it off with a nice clean edge.
Working on it at the getaway also got a few quilters interested in purchasing it, so there was a bit of a bidding war for it at the show! Congrats to my friend Gina who was the winner, she says it is going in her windowless bathroom to brighten it up – enjoy!