The baby is now about 7 weeks old, but who's counting? It's not like she's going to outgrow this that quickly.
Then Tori approached me about making a quilt for an auction for her daughter's school, St. John the Apostle. I embroidered the first names of the kid and the "house" that they are in on the white blocks, and Tori found the "Our Father" fabric below. Quilted with the new "Dove of Peace" panto.
Much as I would love to take credit for the amazing quilting on this, it's all Marion's work. Can you believe that this is all hand quilted?
|Doesn't this just look cozy and warm and make you want to curl up underneath it with a cup of cocoa in front of a fire? Sure does for me. All done in flannels, and I if I remember correctly it's for Janet's son. Lucky guy.|
|Oh my. Leigh has done it again. All these amazing animals are hand appliqued, and embroidered. I can't imagine the time that it must take to complete even one block, let alone all the ones in here.|
|I think that this elephant is my favorite block. Here, she looks so kind and gentle, but I bet in the wilds she'd trample you in a moment. The lines down from her eyes and outlining her trunk just bring her to life.|
Detail shot of the ruler work in the setting triangles. I kept hearing a voice in my head saying "Less is more", so I limited my quilting. Just a tight backgrond fill behind all the appliques, and lots of SID.
|I love pastels, and especially lavender. Then you add the tulip blocks in the center, and pull it all from your stash. Perfect!|
|Quilted with a pale green thread that matches the background leaves perfectly, although it reads as cream across most of the quilt.|
Showing the quilting design of "Dresden Flowers" panto on the back of the quilt.
I can hardly wait to see what she finishes next!
|Good going Beth. You forgot to get a shot of the whole quilt. For now, here you go. Carol embroidered all the blocks by machine, and I really wonder if the thread won't glow in the dark.|
At least I got one of all the lovely embroidery blocks that she made. Here are the crows. Can't you just about hear them?