As promised I took some more photo's of Corliss' quilt yesterday. Yesterday was my patchwork groups Christmas breakup/day out and Castlemaine was our destination, so that gave me the opportunity to not only see the Bride twice in one week, but of course to get some close up photo's for you all.
Interesting that none of us has actually done the turkey work on the table cloth, I think we've all done it in fabric haven't we? So on this one above you can see how Corliss has done the quilting on the border, very simple diagonal lines with outline quilting around all the applique............ I wasn't very keen on this block in the pattern, but after looking at how Corliss has done it, it has grown on me quite a lot. I love the colours in the rooster and the lacy look of the top orange butterfly. More of the border, I like how the vines change fabric so smoothly, I don't think I would have thought of changing fabric if I hadn't seen the way it looks.
How gorgeous is the needleturn? Plain outline quilting really is lovely, nothing to detract from the fabulous applique. Hope you've enjoyed seeing some more pics of this obsession of ours, I feel very priviliged to be able to take a trip down the road to spur on my enthusiasm when I hit the doldrums. I feel duty bound to spur you all on too! LOL!