Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yellow Stars

This lovely lady arrived at my LQS while I was there one day. She was looking for a border print for this quilt and after having the great staff work with her, she ended up with backing and a binding fabric.
She thought she needed to make this bigger and was convinced her granddaughter wouldn't like this. 
We all loved it and convinced her that it was worthy of gifting out to her g.d.
There is metallic embroidery on all these flowers and if you can click and enlarge (not sure how my tablet is cooperating with this) you will see the centers are filled with different colored stitching knots.
I couldn't resist twirling feathers for the border of this quilt, along with feathering the setting triangles.  The rest of the quilt was kept simple, outlining and terry twists in the solid squares.
This lady is getting up there in years and when she dropped off the quilt, she had all the binding cut.  I asked if she wanted me to finish the top for her, and questioned if it was just too much to wrangle the quilt to put the binding on.  In fact, it's her eye sight that is failing.  I prepped all the binding, attached it, and did all four corners with hand stitching.  I had a few minutes the other night and got one side completely done, a little surprise for her when she gets her quilt back tomorrow.

I think her grand daughter will treasure this quilt and I hope the quilter lets her know that this will probably be her last quilt.  What a wonderful gift, from her heart and hands.  I think that's why most of us quilt!

Sharon

6 comments:

Janet O. said...

Sweet story, Sharon. And your feathers are beautiful, as always!!

Louise said...

Love the curly feathers.... This quilt is truly a beautiful work of love...good job by both of you...

Pamela Banis said...

Oh my, this is a bit of a teary, happy story. Her embellishments are so thoughtful, and your work is truly beautiful!

Ramona said...

What a wonderful gift... from both of you! Your quilting is gorgeous and her quilt and embellishments are beautiful as well. Such a treasure for her granddaughter.

Lori said...

You are so sweet!

Mimi said...

Wow, wow, wow all the way around. Story, quilt and quilting. Love it.