This quilt measures 71.5" square. I wish I could tell you who designed it, or where to find the pattern, but I just don't know. It could be original, but I kind of suspect it is a pattern. It is beautifully turned edge applique.
A background like this one has just enough room to try to develop a design. I like to use the straight line work paired with a swirlier filler. It makes a nice juxtaposition. They are enough different from eachother that each of the fills shows completely. It is useless to place 2 fills beside eachother if they just blend away.
She's definitely not my favorite part of the quilt!! There are few things I struggle with quilting, but faces are definitely one of them.
If you live within driving distance of Manchester, NH, consider coming to MQX next weekend (Thurs - Sat). It is a great machine quilting show. I have 4 quilts entered, but there are probably many, many more quilts better to see there!