I've finally begun quilting the Country Cottages quilt. I needed to do a little mall shopping today, so I didn't get to devote the whole day to quilting, but at least I was able to get it started. In case you didn't follow this BOM by Jennifer Bosworth at Shabby Fabrics, I should tell you that she designed each block to represent a specific month. The blocks are set three across by four down, and I'm starting the quilting by going down the center blocks. The first block I'll show you is February.
My idea is to quilt the background of each block a little differently and to try to interpret the month in the background quilting. In February, the winds still swirl, so I quilted a swirly pattern in the sky with some grass along the bottom.
Next is May's block:
May has flowers quilted in the bottom part of the background and just a little bit of wind movement in the sky.
Finally, we have August.
August is hot and the sun shines down. Here's a last photo of all three blocks. Funny how the flash seems to have hit the sun!
The last block in this row is November. I hope to get to that one tomorrow night and I'll show you if I do.