Monday, May 12, 2008

Flowers From Afar


My 4 Seasons Spring quilt has been delivered to Bren …… and she loves it! Oh, happy days, for sure.








Yo-yo’s, beading, embroidery, ribbon and buttons ….. all were used to bring this quilt together. Those little buttons have been in my stash for many, many years and they are a perfect match for this bouquet. Still have a ton of beads, though, to use up.

There is machine stippling surrounding the flowers, stems and leaves. The embroidery, beading and buttons were added on afterwards and are laying on top of the stippling.

The ribbon is recycled from a gift that Peg sent to me. You just never know when something can be used again elsewhere. So, Bren ….. there is a lot from me and a bit from Peg in your quilt.

It was really hard to finish off this quilt. Ashes kept coming over to help me and while hand quilting, Hank had to lay down inside the hoop on top of the quilt to make sure that the tension was just right for quilting. Now, I have learned to work on finicky stuff while they are snoozing upstairs.

Have a great day!

16 comments:

Bren said...

I wondered how you got that stippling in between all those tiny stems! It really is a gorgeous work of art. The ribbon "ties" it all together! Everyone who sees it ooooh's and ahhhhh's!

Vicki W said...

It's a beautiful quilt!

Linda said...

Just gorgeous.

LC said...

Oooh from me too. This is simply delightful.

Joyce said...

It's beautiful. I really like the fine stems and leaves.

Catherine said...

This is a stunning little quilt! Lucky Bren!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ohhhh....very nice quilt, wow Bren is very lucky, and how nice for my little bit of ribbon to be a part of your masterpiece...

theysaywordscanbleed said...

great work!

Arlene,
Lakewood flowers

Guðrún said...

I saw it first on Bren´s blog and I can tell you it is beautiful.

Tanya said...

I don't know why cats like to sit inside a quilting hoop. It reminds me of people who want to meditate inside a pyramid or something. Lovely little quilt with all the embroidery and bead details!

Pam said...

It is a very pretty quilt and you have done such a fabulous job on it. I just love it! (and I am sure Bren does as well)

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful little quilt! Bren is one lucky gal to receive it. Congrats on a wonderful finish.

Solstitches said...

I'm not sure how I found myself on your blog but I'm glad I saw this gorgeous little quilt.
Your work is just beautiful.

Margaret

Belém said...

This is a great quilt. So delicate with all the embroidered branches. Just lovely!!!

Christine said...

Lovely little quilt. Ashes and Hank are turning into very accomplished quilting assistants.

mamaspark said...

I love this quilt! Seriously, you did an amazing job with it! It is great that Ashes is "helping" you too. My 5 love to be "helpers"!