Natalie is making 3 quilts for her mother's new home, and here is the second one. I believe that is twin sized. I have always loved blue quilts, and the fact that it's scrappy makes it that much better for me.
|Sara says that she isn't that thrilled with this quilt, but I think it's stunning! The flowers were hand appliqued, the vines were done by machine.|
My first attempt at swags. I think I've got some room for improvement, but I hope that Sara will love them. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to turn the corner with the swags, so I did a corner fill by marking a partial swag, then filling it with feathers.
|Free hand feathers in the background of the quilt, avoiding the appliques. I'd hate to see all that lovely hand work mashed down with quilting!|
Oh wow. To be half as creative as this. Nancy brought me her family's history as shown by the dairy farm. This is her husband's side of the family, and their trek across the US by wagon trail.. As before, if you lift up various elements, there is much more information hidden underneath.
For example, lift up the Teepee above, and you get to read the "book of remembrance" below.
Nancy has embroidered some of the state lines to indicate where the family was initially from, and then as they get closer to Oregon, she used orange thread to show their path.
|All of the animals are cut from faux fur fabric and glued down. They often have beads for eyes, or other types of fabric or embellishments to make them more lifelike.|
|Oh the details! If you pull the canvas covering apart, there is a photograph of one of the ancestors "driving" the wagon. Yes, the wheels all spin, and the rope and chains and bag of flour are all hanging from the side of the wagon.|
Much as I hated to stitch over her beautiful embroidery and applique, Terri was okay with that. I love the additions that she made to the blocks, especially momma bird looking down at her nest.
|This bunny is my favorite though!|
|I love the fabric in the letter "Q". It's little chicks! She had this fabric in red, orange and blue. I'd love to find some of that to add to my stash.|
|Houses go all around the perimeter of the quilt. Maybe they are little red schoolhouses though. All done in varying shades of red with lots of different prints. Quilted with So Fine! thread in a dark cream and giant clamshells for a quilting design.|
Posted by Beth on 7/11/2014
I am guessing that this quilt gets it's name because it's made up primarily of leftover blocks or parts of blocks. It was fun to quilt this one and try to remember or recognize where the blocks came from. I think I did pretty well, but there were still lots that I didn't recognize.
This one has more continuous curves, as well as freehand swirls and molar feathers in the bottom of the photo.