Eve’s Garden … a boro quilt

It’s always an important moment – for me – when a quilt acquires its name. As I was stitching this afternoon, I was thinking how much like a garden it felt. And my eye caught the wonderful flashes of a liberty tana lawn fabric I’ve used in it – called Eve. And so, the name …

I am pleased with the way the structure of the hand embroidery is starting to bring all the boro weaving together, to resolve the confusion of the woven cloth strips running hither and thither, to make a single, cohesive, comprehensible piece of fabric.

Of course, there is still a long way to go, but I feel I have almost finished the most complex parts of it. And the detail is pleasing …

And I am finding that the back of it is something I enjoy looking at …

I don’t think it will be long now until it’s finished.

5 responses to “Eve’s Garden … a boro quilt

  1. it’s wonderful and I love the back

  2. thank you 🙂

    and the neat stitching comes from using a hoop – keeps the fabric still and nicely under tension – and being obsessive about tucking tails out of the way *before* I start stitching with a length of thread.

  3. oh this is just beautiful. that teal/aqua color really pops. love it.

  4. Wow this is looking amazing! Your stitching is so neat and the back is also really beautiful.

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