Last summer June/July 2008 I started using Bonnie's leader and enders system. A neighbor who used to quilt gifted me bags of Pre-cut scrap fabric pieces from the 70's and 80's. They were not to my taste but I figured I could use them here and there.So I came up with the ugly fabric quilt . My personal task was to try to make it pretty. ( I think I may have posted about this last year??) That is where Bonnie's system comes into play. Because I mostly applique, I never have neat little pieces of fabric left over. So I sorted these bags of fabric by sizes and started piecing them. In between I added some of Judy Rothemals civil war prints, ( just to have something of mine in it) and I came up with this quilt top. The border came from a scrap bag a local quilt shop had for $3.00 and it coordinated very well with the color scheme. So I made this basically for practice. Once done I wanted to gift it but it kind of grew on me. This is the next quilt I will hand quilt. Lots of straight lines! I apologize for not laying it straight for the picture. I had furniture in the way.
I was thinking about adding some big applique flowers?? Comments and suggestions are welcomed.