Can you imagine if you were one of the circle of quilters that sat down to the frame to help...let's call her Eliza...Eliza to quilt her quilt and she said this is what she was planning? Basically, our girl Eliza told the rest of the group they were going to cover the entire top with their stitches. Or, do you think Eliza sat alone stitching obsessively away? Whichever way it happened, I sure am glad to get to appreciate her/their work today. I've seen better "Prince's Feathers" and I've seen fancier quilting designs, but for shear number of stitches, this is a good one.
I also really like the flowers scattered across the top. They remind me vividly of the way people toss flowers onto an ice rink after a skater finishes her performance. Why, the swirling Prince's Feathers could even be that skater twirling away. Hope she doesn't trip on the flowers laying all over the ice.
Our imaginary quilt buddies should have had a bit of a clue about dear Eliza's obsessive nature when they saw the 38 little green circles around this one stem.
Eliza is merely a figment of my imagination and any similarity to real quilters today is purely coincidental. Seriously, does anyone quilt like this today?