Monday, August 31, 2009

Two Very Different Wall Hangings

Two very different styles of wall hangings. This little piece is made up of antique bluework embroidered blocks.

The blocks were embroidered sometime most likely in the 1940's. My sister's mother-in-law is the one who did these, I am almost 100% sure. Her name was Alice. We all lived in a tiny little town in Illinois and I played with Alice's daughter. My sister married her son. I have made three of these little hangings and still have blocks left.

A style completely opposite of the first one. This is paper pieced with the beautiful batik fabrics which I love so much. I also have done a larger one in multi-colors. I love everything about quilting - all the colors, all the methods, all types of fabrics - it's all wonderful. (Click to enlarge)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lollipop Trees in a Jelly Bean Field

I did this little wallhanging in the summer of 2008. Fabrics are by Kaffe Fassett. Machine buttonholed appliqued and machine quilted.

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