78 x 78
templates and quilt instructions from:
Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts - Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts
by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms
The title of the book is true - lots of small pieces were used in this quilt.
I used what I thought were autumn colored scraps and neutrals.
The arcs were foundation pieced on phone book pages and appliqued to the background fabric.
For quilting on the background fabric I used a variety of cardboard templates that looked kind of pumpkin-peelish. These were in a box of miscellaneous items my daughter found at a garage sale. I used indigo thread I had on hand. On the arcs I did big stitching with ecru perle #8.
I wasn't sure I really liked the indigo thread at first but it grew on me so I carried on.
When it came time for the binding I found some indigo fabric with aqua "flowers" that appeared to me Jacobean like the background flowers. I guess it was meant to be.
I'm really short on backings so pieced one together from some butterfly fabrics.
And so it goes.
I can mark another UFO off the list!