This was a quilt featured in an older Fons and Porter book Fat Quarter Friendly, and their version was called French Country Strippy.
The batting I used for this one is Hobbs 80/20 and so the quilting generally isn't well defined, but in the late afternoon light as I was marking the outer borders I was able to capture all the
and a bit closer
The outermost borders are now marked with a linear stencil. Not doing that outline around the flowers thing again. I'd like to see this one finished sometime in this decade!
I'd hoped to finish the remaining rows on the Christmas top over the weekend, but the birth of grandbaby number nine and an 80th birthday party for my sister-in-law on Sunday put the kabosh on that idea. Grandbaby though he arrived early and tiny, is already home and doing great. His big brothers are smitten, not to mention the new dad and mom, and grandparents!
Though I'd love to share a photo of the little guy, I've made the decision to not post any more family photos on my blog due to the number of phony Bloglovin 'followers' that keep cropping up in my stats, all of which are associated with far less than desirable websites. If I knew how to completely close my Bloglovin account without having to close out this blog, I'd do so, but in the meantime I'm trying to be extremely careful about my post titles and will keep comment moderation active in the hopes of not having any unsavory things appear in the comment section. That's all I know to do, as I'm old-school and not terribly computer savvy.
After several days of sunny, almost balmy 50-60 degree weather our snow is almost gone, the creek is treacherous with all the ice break-up and thaw, and tonight the temperatures are dropping back to the freezing mark. And winter begins again. More quilting time before the rakes and rototillers come out again!