Wednesday, 2 March 2016

..... here's to 2015 (part 2)

I had the pleasure of doing a couple of custom quilts at the end of last year - both beautiful, each unique!

Rose's "Handkerchief Quilt" - made from a pattern called Love Letters by Pineapple Press . Each hankie is folded and pieced to create an envelope.  Rose is giving this quilt to her granddaughter - a very, very special treasure!  I quilted it with freehand flowers and swirls in the sashings; swirls around each hankie, and cross hatching in the body of the hankie.  Rose is going to add antique buttons to hold down the envelope "flap" . . . see the picture at the end!

Love Letters - backing

Here it is all finished - embellished with antique buttons!

If that quilt wasn't beautiful enough . . . then I got to quilt Ruth's Dresden quilt - another gift for a granddaughter!  I put "ghost"' dresdens in that big border, stitched around each Dresden blade - which really made them "pop" - and then freehand swirls and continuous curves in the rest.  This got me hooked on dresdens!

Ruth's Dresden Quilt - close up of backing
Both these quilts were such fun to quilt - and I know the granddaughters will cherish them.

Until next time - cheers from the Little House.

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