Look what I found! This BOM is NOT for the feint of heart! I started yesterday with the center of the center block that is inside 7 (that's right - 7 borders)! It's unfinished because it gets appliqued into the block.
Try not to judge me! My colors will be bright because I have to draw from my stash. So, here's the scoop on this amazing quilt. For those of you who don't know, Esther Aliu is an amazing applique and quilting expert. More than just an experienced quilter, she is an artist. Ester saw a photo of this quilt in a 1956 publication. This is not the photo of the quilt, it was done on the computer.
The quilt was dated 1790 by maker unknown. Esther was struck by its beauty and tried to get information but sadly, the quilt's whereabouts are also unknown. From the photos, Esther designed a version of this amazing quilt and offers it as a free BOM. It is truly a masterpiece. Here's a bigger pic of just the center block:
That block I did looks a very tiny part of the quilt, doesn't it? My intention is to work on this while I'm watching television. Also, the patterns I've collected from Kerry Green have instructions for embellishment that can be used on this quilt. Wonder what the odds of my living long enough to finish. At any rate, if you want to tackle something like this or learn more about it, you can find Esther's blog HERE. There is a Yahoo group of people doing this quilt (over 4000 of them). You have to join the group to get the free patterns. The amazing work that people in the group are doing just blows me away. So if you're interested in making something really detailed, check it out! And yes, I admit to being insane insofar as BOM's go. Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! Don't forget to enter the Giveaway for some fun Union Jack panels! XO and cheery wave from crazy Bev!