First of all, I've never like the name Sweet Surrender. I think a quilt name should reflect the quilt somehow and Sweet Surrender just doesn't do it for me. I've renamed my quilt Floral Triangles, not a fantastic name but it truly reflects this quilt.
Next item, the disclaimer I need to post so I don't get bombarded with questions about the pattern.
Because someone always asks, I no longer have the Sweet Surrender pattern. I do NOT know where you can buy the pattern. Sue Cody is the designer and owns the copyright on the pattern. She is no longer releasing it for publication. As far as I know, it is not available anywhere. Sorry, but that's the way it is so please don't ask me where to buy the pattern. Do your own search.
Now, onto what this post is really about, quilting Floral Triangles!
I finished the bottom floral border. I really love the way this border looks, the colored Sulky threads look lovely. The stem and the inside of the leaves are quilted with a variegated green thread and the outside of the leaves is a more bright spring green.
The yellow flower centers were a problem. I've tried several different yellows and have finally settled on a brownish-gold thread. So, the bottom border has 4 different center colors until I finally found the right one. No one will ever notice though. I know, the colors don't show in this picture, I'll try to do better next week.
Did you notice the cloth on the back of the quilt? That's a cover I keep over the quilt when I'm not quilting. The room has windows to the south and west. Also we have the screened windows open during the summer, this way no dust lands on the quilt.
The pictures are a little dark, I took them in the early morning before the sun was very high. There's too much glare when the overhead light is on or the room is flooded with sunshine.
I need to get back into the fall/winter routine of quilting every evening but that hasn't happened yet so the quilting is going slow for now.
I had said in the earlier post about this quilt that I used a Hobbs Tuscany Collection wool batt for this quilt. Connecting Threads has all their batts on sale now for 30% off, including the Tuscany Collection, just in case you're interested.
Linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Oh Scrap, Bambi's Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away, Moving It Forward, WIPs On Wednesday