Wow--this has to be what JOY looks like when it is quilted. I thought my earlier whig rose or rose of sharon quilt was busy with no negative space but this quilter really upped the ante. Can you tell I love this quilt? I didn't want to post it because I won't want to add anything else that will bump this down...so you will probably see it again. Another treasure from Mark French of Ohio.
The border is over the top with all the different flowers -irises, tulips, etc. I really like how the 3 stemmed flower groups have been stitched to make them into a basket. And the two different birds are delightful and the red birds seem to be enjoying the blue berries. They do look delicious. There are a lot of embroidered details (stitching on appliques, etc.)--so much to take in. Enjoy-I sure am.
If you have seen a similar quilt, please let me know as I haven't found anything close and neither has the dealer.