I wanted to show you a "first" for me . . . Dorothy made a quilt from 24 cross stitch pictures - each one represents a different country from around the world. She did a beautiful job of cross-stitching those cute little bears! I outlined each one, and then filled in the background with a swirl feather design and put leaves in the sashing. Dorothy was really pleased with the way it turned out. Unfortunately, I made a few goofs when I began quilting this, and ended up spending hours - countless hours - picking out stitching and starting over. I thought I could take a few short cuts . . . not to be! Oh well, lesson learned and it turned out to be the best thing - not necessarily for me - but for the quilt!
|Dorothy's World of Bears|
|Dorothy's World of Bears - back . . .|
I didn't get any more pictures of the three quilts that Stacy brought for me to quilt - but here they are hanging waiting to be picked up. I love the fabric choices - Stacy used the leftovers from the bigger one to make a smaller "Strip and Flip" - awesome! Oh, and these are her first quilts ever!
Eleanor put together the most spectacular colours in her quilt! I quilted it freehand with swirls/feathers using Glide thread - Military Gold - love, love, love the way it turned out! The border and backing fabric is just perfect! One thing I noticed when quilting this beauty, is the abundance of texture in each of the fabrics she chose . . . it's a very unique design, don't you think?
|Eleanor's quilt - hangin' with Freeda|
|Eleanor's quilt - back|
I'm off to Newfoundland this week for a few days - a part of this huge country that I've never seen and really looking forward to it! I'll tell you all about getting "screeched" when I return!
Until next time . . .