Sunday, March 9, 2014
Old Tobacco Road Quilt
Last year I started a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt named "Old Tobacco Road." It came off the frame this weekend and got trimmed and partially bound. It's going to take a good while for me to hand stitch it down but it wont go on the bed until September as I think the colors are more appropriate for the fall anyways! The quilt is almost 115 inches square and I'm hoping it shrinks about 4 inches when it goes through the wash so it will be perfect on my bed.
The fabrics in the quilt are mostly civil war prints and Kansas Trouble prints I nabbed on ebay about 8 years ago for next to nothing. I love finding those kinds of bargains! I opted to quilt it in a non-traditional pattern. The panto is called Wild Flowers and the thread is Omni in barley.
Ironically the next quilt I'm making is another Bonnie Hunter mystery!