February Quilt

Well the sun is out and snow is melting :-). On the other hand when the melt started we discovered a rather large leak in the roof of the unfinished room over our garage. It was leaking through that room down into the mud room beneath :-(. As Roseanne Rosannadanna used to say "Jane, if its not one thing, its another." That pretty much sums up my take on life today.

This is a February quilt made from a Black Mountain pattern (Teri Christopherson). The book is called Days to Remember but it is out of print now. The pattern is China Dishes and over the years I have made many quilts with this pattern in different colors. I love dishes and it is a fun quilt to sew. I call this one a February quilt because the toile border is President's Day themed. I don't think now I'd make a quilt mixing toile and so many scrappy "dishes" but I still like it. Some of the plates have cherries (after the George Washington fable), and some are just red or valentines.

Wren Woodland, the machine quilter, quilted different patterns into each "plate".

This one is sweet. She quilted my husbands and my initials into it.
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PamKittyMorning said...

What a darling quilt! I love the whole clever idea of it, the cherries, Valentine's and the Presidents.. Very February!

Darlene said...

Very cute! I made the same quilt - it's one of my favorites.

Mixing the prints with the toile reminded me of a room with plates lined on a shelf with a (toile) wallpaper - very vintage, indeed.

Jana Nielson said...

You do such fun quilts! They are always so different, and unexpected!

Cheryl said...

That is a wonderful February quilt. You are very inspiring. Thanks for all the wonderful information you sent me!

Di~ said...

Yes, I agree with pkm and all. I like your new banner too!!!