This is the effect I was hoping to achieve . . .
. . . and this is what I ended up doing. So much better!
It took some playing around with lots of 2" hsts but it was well worth the effort.
The border is Windham's Attic Heirlooms by Pat Speth c. 1845 #24161. Thank you, Susan, for these great fabrics!
I filled in the empty spaces with little hexie flowers.
After I finished making this one I realized I had three (3!) pieces going in the wrong direction so had to rip out and do over. That's not the first time something like this has happened :)
These are two of my favorite books for chintz quilt inspiration. I'm working on another top but I'll show it to you when it's together.
This Veteran's Day I'd like to thank my husband, Ben (2nd from L), for his service in the U.S. Army. He went through the ROTC program at the University of Idaho and reported for duty May 1961 as a 2nd Lt. At that time, he was the Leonia (NJ) Community Center director and a substitute teacher at the high school where I was a senior. Someone at the school (not me, lol!) started a petition to delay his call to duty as the kids in town didn't want him to leave but the U.S. Army said he had to report so off he went :) He was stationed at Fort Benning, GA, where he was assigned to the General's Staff and Special Events. He had orders for Vietnam but back surgery prevented him from going. This photo was taken Dec. 10, 1962.
I'd also like to thank his dad, Ben, a career Marine who served in Korea and Vietnam. His final resting place is Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Orange, CA.
Please remember to thank a Veteran this Saturday :)
Have a great week!
Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer