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!