My friend Betsy in Texas likes to make something with the leftovers from a quilt project. This was a new concept to me a few years ago.
So after making ‘Somerset’ quit in JLW Club 7, I had leftover HST units. I took the HST units and made several arrangements on a small press mat, I took pictures of each proposed layout. I kept playing around with them, turning them different ways, playing with lights and darks. This is the setting that won out. A very sweet small quilt, and may I say a ‘favorite’!
The quilt is resting on an antique dough box that my friend Perry in PA grain painted for me. The antique dough box was varnished wood and quite plain, we found it in an antique store. Perry made it so beautiful and period appropriate with his grain painting skills – a one of a kind piece and love it.
The dog is a reproduction from a Folk Art Show – the artist found an antique stuffed dog in bad condition, took it apart for a pattern and made them to sell. Perfect for old fashioned Jo!