Hollyhocks in a castle Garden.
That is name of my quilt. On a trip to Great Britain in 2001, a visit to Powis Castle in Wales had me wondering around the castle gardens and I was literally stopped in my tracks when I saw a row of hollyhocks in full bloom. That was the inspiration for this quilt.
A lot of work went into the making of this quilt. It was started Dec. 20, 2008. First, all the hexagons were hand basted and
then hand pieced together. It seemed to
take forever to finish the top but it did get finished on July 9, 2009 and then it sat on a shelf for a very long time.
2012, my quilt was half way done with the hand quilting. That
quilt was taken out and put away so many times. It came out again in the spring of 2013 and then the summer heat had it
back on the shelf again. I won't even mention the numbers of times this quilt has been blogged about ..... almost done .... getting there .... the light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger .... etc., etc. etc. Finally, it
came back out again in the fall of 2013 and I stuck to the hand quilting until
it was done.
Finished size: 93-1/2” x 95-1/4” (top size: 97-1/2” x 99”)
It is currently hanging in our dining room for all to see and enjoy!
My DH thinks this quilt looks like a field of flowers. Hummmm .... that would have been a good title for this quilt.
I don't know about you, but I'm having a great day!