So many of my first quilts haven’t been blogged about, so I’m going to try to bring them forward and add my comments. As with many of my quilts, this one was made about 20 years ago, but not quilted until 2015. I have difficulty finding the “right” inspiration for the quilting design. Or maybe it’s that I get sidetracked with a new idea.
My first attempt at cursive writing was with the quilt above named “Day is Done”. A simple, traditional Roman Stripes block was used to create the main design of this flannel quilt, then a few thin inner borders were added and finally a plaid outer border. Nothing fancy, but I still find it a very striking pattern.
I have used the lyrics of a “taps” I sang as a Girl Guide as inspiration to enhance the simplicity of the blocks.
Day is done, gone the sun
From the lakes, from hills, from the sky,
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh
Each main block contains a “Setting Sun”. Using my cursive style I have continued the theme by writing the lyrics on a thin inner border around the quilt.
The “Setting Sun” motif is repeated around the outer border.
I did such a good job of matching the thread colour, you can hardly see the design in the outer border. That’s OK, just knowing the detail is there is fine with me.
The quilt is flannel front and back with warm and natural batting…….it is a heavy quilt but perfect to snuggle under when day is done.