I think I should rename it my "Road to Recovery" quilt because I spent many hours stitching away while I was housebound over the past two and a half months, recovering from hip surgery. It definitely made the hours pass by quickly and helped me keep my sanity.
They're not the best photos but my "Down in the Garden" quilt is a flimsy...I think!
I'm thrilled with the way it turned out but I'm undecided as to whether I should add a final red border or leave it as it is.
What do you think...leave it as it is or add another border?
I'm sorry I could not reply to your comments because you came up as "no-reply" bloggers so I'm answering your questions here.
My friend Julie in Australia bought the patterns from an Australian shop and sent them on to me. The "Down in the Garden" design was first released as a ten month BOM by Leanne Beasley, an Australian designer, but can now be purchased as a complete set. You can either Google the pattern by name or contact Leanne directly HERE.
Yes, I use a VERY lightweight iron-on fusible stabilizer on the back of my stitched designs. Not only does it add stability to the stitched block but it makes the block more opaque to enable travelling between stitched elements without having to tie off threads.