Time to Smell the Roses
This 40" x 40" whole cloth quilt was created in commemoration of my retirement at the end of April this year. I love whole cloth quilts; they remind me of fluffy frosting! I utiilzed a couple of stencils that I have had for awhile that I previously didn't know what to do with. I also incorporated machine embroidery in the center medallion. Embroidery was done with Mettler Polysheen thread, the inner border was stitched with Essential Pro poly 40 wt thread and the balance was stitched with So Fine 50 wt thread. This is the first time I added "bling" to a quilt but felt since it was a celebration quilt, bling was quite okay! As a final touch, I added piping to the binding in the same golden shade as the thread used in the embroidery and the inner border to tie everything together.