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I’ve been working on this quilt as part of a quilt-along being hosted by Clover and Violet (the Flickr group is here) for several months now. Each month we were provided with a small jpg image of embroidery to download and then stitch in the center of each court house steps block (twelve in all). I ended up creating my own embroidery for block 12 as the quilt along block #12 was made as a label…and I wanted to design my own label for the back of the quilt. Here is my original block:
And here is the label which I attached with an inside border of running stitches and and an outer border of blanket stitch:
This is a large quilt at 60″ X 78″. I used Kate Spain’s Good Fortune collection and sashed the quilt with Kona White. Each block is different because of the unique embroidery in the centers:
The back is an original pieced design. Some of of the blocks on the back are improvisational piecing.
I quilted this with an all over meandering stipple design using a light purple thread.
The quilt is bound with a solid purple Kona fabric, and I decided to use a small strip of lighter purple just as a little surprise in the binding.
This was such a satisfying quilt to make. Each month I looked forward to sitting down with my needle and embroidery thread to create the center design for one of the blocks. It was time consuming, but in the end I have something which combines hand sewing with machine quilting for a unique look.