Virginia's Star, Lifetime Quilt Number 70, is back home from the quilter.
I'm very happy with this quilt, the quilting style perfectly matches the feel of this quilt. And I had nothing to do with it! Connie Lancaster, at Quilts Plus in Indianapolis, quilted this top for me.
Here's a nice closeup of the border designs, I think the crosshatching in the black checkerboards is perfect, so is that leaf design.
Connie wasn't happy with my choice of this plain muslin fabric for the backing, I thought it was a good match for the front but she thought her stitches showed too much on the back. They sure look good to me and I like being able to see them. But I did promise to start sending backing with a floral print in the future.
Here's the obligatory red couch photo . . .
Every time I blog about another quilt being home from the quilter, at least one person asks, "where do you keep all those quilts". Well I don't keep them all, but here's a peek at one of the rooms in my house and the quilts I have out.
So in addition to Virginia's Star on the red couch,
I currently have Father's Fancy on the love seat,
and this quilt rack which is holding, from top to bottom, Mocha Trails, Myths of Avalon, James River Blues and Jake.
Simon's quilt which Cooper uses as his "place" is on the floor.
That's a total of 8 quilts in that room. I move them around and replace them every month, that room gets a lot of sun and I don't want any fading going on.
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Cooper's "place" is where Cooper goes when we say, "Cooper, go place". He has to stay on the quilt until we say "free dog". It comes in handy when the UPS man or company stops by. We also make Cooper place before he can eat his dinner or while we eat our dinner. He's so used to placing now, that when the doorbell rings he just runs to his quilt. It's his best trick, and yes, he gets a treat every time he places! And no, he doesn't always wear a tie, we do have business casual days here too!