Sweet Patootie

2019. 76" x 80"..


Based on the pattern of the fabric on a dress, Sweet Patootie was constructed from cheery fabric purchased in Chicago on a Great Lakes road trip. I thought the applique design would be easy to work up; I was wrong...darn if that math didn't get in the way again. Eventually all was well and the top was completed. The quilting pattern features feathers in the wreaths and tiny orange peels and jigsaws in the backgrounds. Intense quilting, layers of applique, and rick-rack in the binding make this one heavy quilt, man. Original design; machine appliqued, pieced, and quilted.