I stitched mine in the winter of 2015 - twice!
I was living outside of Denver Colorado at the time. We were having a snow day so I settled in by the fireplace for a stitching day.
What better block to sew on than a rainbow!
In my enthusiasm, I stitched the sun in yellow.
You can see in the background the street plow had come by and I had done one round of shoveling.
Riipppp...Off came the yellow sun.
I decided I wanted to be true to Esther's quilt.
To stitch my rainbows I opted to start at the top of the rainbow basted the first color down. I then needle turned the top curve. Next, I basted the second color on, removing the basting thread of the first color. Then needle turned the top curve. On the lower edge I turned under little bottom edges. Basically building my rainbow as I went.
|Esther's Large Star|
|Esther's Small Stars|
Detail of the inking on the original quilt
|Esther's hand quilting detail|
We are excited to see so many people still joining the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt Stitch Along. Keep posting and sending in your BLOCK photos. We will keep sharing.
NOTE: If you are planning to show and or exhibit your SVBAQ please don't post the completed quilt.
Doreen and Dawn
Please consider submitting your finished quilt for the Virginia Quilt Museum "Beyond The Valley"
exhibit. Details to follow.