Friday, September 16, 2011

Kentucky Whirligig Quilt

Here is BJ's very first "original design" quilt and she is so happy with it she says she will never part with it!
The origin of the design was nine patches which then became "whirligigs". The outer border is also her original idea.
BJ is first and foremost a "scrap stash" quilter but she will purchase new fabric to enhance her ideas.

It's quilted with a freehand all over flower/leaf design using a beige thread. I had thought about quilting the Kentucky state flower [BJ is from Kentucky originally and still sounds like a Kentuckian!] but the state flower is Goldenrod, not a very good design for this quilt.

Backing is a small red print that reads as a solid, and makes the quilt reversible.
Nice work BJ!
Tomorrow is the first day for our little group to check out the Phoenix area annual Shop Hop, we will be heading out at 9a.m. to begin our tour of over a dozen quilt shops. We only expect to cover half of those tomorrow but we will all still be weary at day's end.
Hide the plastic, LOL!


GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE your friends scrap quilt! And your flower leaf quilt design is wonderful!!! You make all the quilts just come alive!

farmlady said...

I love this quilt. Love the colors and the design. Your friend did a great job.
Have a good time on your Shop Hop. Sounds like fun.