My friend, Carol & I Survived so much together in our earlier years. This lap quilt is a special one just for her to curl up under it & a reminder of how much she means to me. The panel is by One Sister Designs for Henry Glass called My Back Porch as well as the other fabrics from that same line. I backed it with a silver Minky. The detailed quilting looks amazing. I made a matching pillow with a zipper on back with the left over flying geese.
My most recent project is this beautiful Heirloom Doily quilt. I made it using five generations of my families (my mother's side) stunning embroidered and crochet doilies, table clothes, pillowcases and aprons, some of which were rather thread bare and tatty. So I set about carefully cutting out the best of the collection and salvaged as much as I possibly could being very careful not to lose the beauty of them. Some embroidery was so thread bare that I had to re-embroider sections. Over two or so years I collected antique pearl buttons and glass beads, lace, ribbons and other little sew ons which I used to embellish my quilt to add life and extra beauty. I incorporated my sons baby pillow case, my very first embroidery, which is now 40 years old, my mothers, my grandmothers and my great grandmothers needle work. My oldest sister does bobbin lace making so I have added some of her work into this also. These priceless old pieces of embroidery in this quilt will remain in my family for generations to come. It actually broke my heart to cut some of the pieces up, but had I not repurposed them I'm not sure where they'd have end up. I am grateful to my mother for giving me her precious collection of needle work and allowing me to re-purpose them which I have done with much love. It is rewarding to have earned a first prize award in our local towns recent arts and crafts festival
This is a gorgeous project to make. I first saw it hanging in a local fabric store in a nearby town. It grabbed me right from first sight and I knew I had to make it. I love roses and it just seemed like my kind of quilt. It is done using the soft edge applique technique & I used the small scrap pieces to make a piano key border. I had it custom quilted by a professional quilter.
Der Quilt ist für meinen erwachsenen Sohn. Er liebt es bunt This quilt is for my adult son. He loves colours. The Background in each block is very bright color. The blue one have a very bright blue, the green one a bright green ect. so I used over 22 different colors of fabric