Monday, July 23, 2018

Design Wall Monday - July 23, 2018

This week I added a striped binding to this doll quilt, in preparation for entering it in the Churn Dashers group showing at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show next Spring.   I like the added interest of a striped binding, and prefer it to any other binding.  This binding is cut 1.25 inches wide, and is single fold.  Next I must add hanging sleeves on all the doll quilts that will be part of this exhibit.  The quilt is 22 in. by 26 in. with hsts finishing at 1 inch.

I blogged about this quilt  (Here) and (Here) and (Here)  On one of these posts, Karen named it "about a gazillion little triangles".  I counted them, because I'm one of those people who count things, and there are 352 hsts in the quilt.  My granddaughter Sophie was here this week, and she named the quilt "Polly".  I am entering it in the quilt show as "Patriotic Polly".



A close-up of the binding:




Indian Pipes (sometimes called "Ghost Plant") are now in our forest at the cabin:

Info about these plants from the Internet:

Unlike most plants, It is white and does not contain chlorophyll.  Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a mycoheterotroph.  Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees.



A closer picture:




They appear suddenly, often after a rainstorm, and are so lovely.  I am often the only one who sees them.......which is why I am so happy to share their beauty with you today!  Indian Pipes is said to have been the favorite wildflower of the poet Emily Dickinson.

Looking forward to seeing your design wall today!  The link up rules are simple - just refer back to this particular blog post within your design wall blog post somewhere.  Thanks!





15 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

Patriotic Polly is very cute. How is the little quilt coming along from the scraps I donated at the last Jane Stickel retreat?

Julie in GA said...

I love your little doll quilt! Bias striped binding is a favorite of mine too.

Kate said...

Such little HSTs! They make for an intricate and pretty doll quilt. The binding is perfect too. Congrats on the finish.

Churn Dash said...

I saw Indian Pipes at retreat one year and was fascinated by them.

Cut finish.

Helen

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that quilt - so many tiny pieces what a treasure

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Funnily, we just had rain on Sunday and today I spied a couple clumps of those ghost pipes too. Interesting info.
Your Patriotic Polly is beautiful and sports a lot of perfect HST"S!

Sara said...

How interesting to read about the plant. I've never seen them before.

Jaye said...

Patriotic Polly is wonderful! I love striped bindings as well and the fabric you chose for your PP quilt is perfect.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

LOVE the striped binding on this fabulous quilt!

Helen said...

Love the quilt and good binding choice. Used to see the Indian Ghost Pipes in northern Wisconsin woods in summer. That and the Legionaires lichens. Sometimes you have to slow down and look low. :)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Patriotic Polly is a stunner!

AnnieO said...

That's a lot of perfect little HSTs! I love the Turkey Trot center. A striped binding is a favorite of mine too.

I never heard of Indian Pipes, very interesting.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, the piping really adds to your gorgeous quilt. It's like a candy cane!

QuiltGranma said...

What a charming little quilt! Love how you put it together. I remember Indian Ghost Pipes, seeing them as a child. Thank you for sharing

Gayle Bong said...

I missed so much not posting much as I was sick. been busy lately enjoying my Indian Pipes! But started quilting again.Glad to be here. Thanks.