Here are the photos as promised yesterday, but I did forget to take one of the whole quilt. Will do that before I hand it over.
I really did enjoy practicing on this quilt and used a design I saw Irena Bluhm showing on Youtube. It really does add wonderful movement to a quilt and was so easy to do. I like that easy bit. Practiced my freehand feathers too.
The gold Superior Threads Magnifico does look really good on this quilt and gives it a lift.
The back looks nice too.
I need to practice my pebbles though...a little bit wayward in parts.
In November I bought some lovely old doilies and duchess cloths from our church fair. They were washed and popped on a shelf for a bit. When I looked at them again last night I realised this embroidered beautiful silk square is signed. What amazed me was the date!
Yes, that is 1891!!!! (a little hard to decipher if it is a 1 or a 7, but I'm going for 1) How special is that. I am so amazed that someone could let it go, but then sometimes there are no family members left to care about these wee treasures. I am going to make it into a small quilt and make it a part of our family history so that Marion's skillful work continues to delight others.
The embroidery is exquisite and I wonder if silk was very expensive in the 1800's?
That's it for now. I did finish off the last two blocks of Olivia's quilt so the last four are now ready for stitching, but spent most of the day loading a very large quilt. The customer sent a cotton sheet for backing and it is not nice. It is barely large enough and I had to add extensions to the sides. I just hope I dont have too many tension issues.
Off to watch to rest of the cricket - New Zealand v West Indies in a Twenty/Twenty match. Fun!! Whoopee we just got our first wicket (we are bowling).
Take care and come back soon.