This quilt is very special to me. I had initially sketched how I wanted this quilt to look and I am so thrilled that it came alive and was better than I had hoped or even imagined!
|Night-time picture of completed quilt - I will add a daytime picture tomorrow|
I chose four words that mean a lot to me: LOVE; AFFECTION; ATTENTION and PRAISE. I often feel these four things are the things I miss (and want most) from the people I love - especially from my mother who sadly passed away 14 years ago. I miss her and I miss the simple things like an affectionate or comforting hug from her.
|Amazing quilting by Trudi Wood|
My four favourite colours are red, aqua, green and navy blue, all represented in this "4 Things" quilt. I also love these four things: quirky birds; wonky houses and trees, plaid and wonky stars - all represented in this quilt! I have included dragonflies, mushrooms, clouds and a May calendar - four more things that I love. My favourite colours are repeated as little hints in the binding.
|Hint of colour in the cross-hatch binding|
Because this is such a special quilt to me, I decided that I would send it to be quilted by Trudi on her long arm frame. She did a spectacular job and the four words repeated in the quilting is amazing. You have to look closely to see them, which makes them even more special.
|The four words re-appear in the quilt as subtle quilted words|
|The backing and another hint of colour on the binding|
This very personal quilt means so much to me and I am happy to be able to share it here.
Pattern: Love, Affection and Praise were pieced free hand and the word Attention were letters from the Quilters Cache. The bird is an adaptation of the McCalls bird pattern.
Fabrics: A variety of low volume, text, solids, scraps, hand printed fabrics, Oakshott
Size: 56 x 69"
Quilted by: Trudi Wood
Entering this quilt into the Original Quilt Design category.
Thank you Amy for organising this amazing event!