This pattern is made of 5 wedges, each with 3 pieces - mirror image top pieces and a point. I did not want to bind a 10 sided quilt, and thought it would be easier for the recipient to hang as a square. I added an extension to each of the 10 top pieces and the squared it off.
Flower garden center of quilt pieced by my daughter's great grandmother in 1930s and 1940s. Passed to me in 1977 if I agreed to quilt. With assist from my sister I found reproduction fabric for extended border with vines.
This quilt was a class on Craftsy. It is a Jinny Byer fabric and pattern. I change the basket blocks to a block using all my machine designs using a circle attachment. It was machine stitched and commically quilted. The backing had 5 of the basket blocks from Jinny Byers pattern and fabric. It measures, 85" square.
"Erythema Migrans Rash" is one of fifty-two quilts in the series "52 Yarns of Lyme - The Lyme Dis-Ease Series" by Susan Jaenen-Griffin that includes traditional quilts, contemporary art quilts, 3d fiber pieces, abstract and mixed media pieces. The series tells the 'yarns' or stories of my journey with Lyme disease and how engaging in fiber art assisted in my recovery. The following is the artist statement for the quilt:
Fabrics are used in this quilt to express the rage of the EM rash which is only the beginning of worse things to come. Medical journals report that the presence of an Erythema Migrans Rash is “sufficient to make the diagnosis of Lyme” however; it is the controversy around the treatment and the bigger issue of the long term consequences of Lyme that is the real storm.