Today is the day to get serious about quilting the hollyhock quilt. I need to be able to mail it in the next 2 weeks. I really must do the quilting today in order to keep on schedule. I have been to the fabric shop to purchase all the necessarry supplies, so there can be no more excuses. The quilt is to be a suprise for a member of the quilting bloggers that signed up for the summer swap. Can't tell right now just to whom it will go. We'll have to wait on that detail.
I am really happy with how the top has turned out. I crazy pieced the neutral backing and then just went by my sketch to make the floral appliques. I knew I wanted to design an asymmetrical border so I just went at it with wider measurements for the bottom and right hand side. In the beginning I did not know that I would make the picket fence for the bottom. I found that block in a paper piecing book while the quilt was under construction.