This quilt was a teaching sample made by Kathleen Bissett (www.kathleenbissett.com). Kathy is a very precise piecer and her tops are superbly square.
To mirror the maple leaves in the border, I quilted it with a design called Sugar Maple by Apricot Moon designs. The thread is a tan coloured So Fine that picks up the colour of the inner border. After the photos were taken, I applied binding to the front of the quilt, which Kathy will hand stitch to the back.
This is a sampler quilt made by Kathleen Bissett, well-known Canadian quilt teacher and judge (www.kathleenbissett.com). These are all teaching samples that she put together to make a cohesive quilt. Kathy says she is trying to clean up her quilt studio and finish all the small things into quilts. The colours and fabrics give it a Christmas theme, almost. I used a design that is slightly Christmas themed too. It is Christmas Paisley by Anne Bright. The thread is YLI variegated “Harvest”. It surprised me how well it worked on this quilt.
This photo shows more detail of the quilt design.