Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's Done It's Done!!!




The Memory Quilt is now complete. I am really pleased with how it turned out and the recipient Jeannie was very touched--infact we both cried. So it is now ready for the Memorial Ceremony in two weeks. I quilted 16 hearts, one behind each block on the back in gold thread, but I tried to take a pic and they just don't show up. They really do pull the front much flatter. Here is a pic of the whole quilt.


The leaves were cut out with my Big Kick Machine. I attached fusible web to the silk before I put it through the machine then ironed the leaves to the border. To make sure they stayed, I did a blanket stitch with gold metallic thread around each one by machine.

I wasn't all that happy with the way the tree turned out--it didn't pop enough. I fixed this by coloring the patches around the tree to make them darker and add more contrast. I also added a layer of scattered gold silver lined bugle beads over the trunk. Much better.

The green leaf trim was attached with silver lined green seed beads. The hand dyed flower trim around the outside of the fans was sewed on with crystals in the centers of all the flowers. I also added the gold metallic cord between the quilt and the border. It add just enough in my humble opinion, Now I need to finish a doll for a fundraiser auction at the memorial--monies to go to Dino's Memorial Scholarship.

6 comments:

Tami said...

It's stunning and a fitting tribute. I'm sure that it'll be well received at the memorial ceremony.

Congrats on a job well done! :-)

Kerri Murphy said...

Absolutly Beautiful! I love your composition and colors. This is stunning. It is in the spirit of modern CQ's but also is a look back at some of the best antique CQs. Well done!

Kerri Murphy

Kerri Murphy said...

Absolutly Beautiful! I love your composition and colors. This is stunning. It is in the spirit of modern CQ's but also is a look back at some of the best antique CQs. Well done!

Kerri Murphy

Kerri Murphy said...

Absolutly Beautiful! I love your composition and colors. This is stunning. It is in the spirit of modern CQ's but also is a look back at some of the best antique CQs. Well done!

Kerri Murphy

Kerri Murphy said...

Sorry it posted so many times. I hate blogger. It makes me sign in 20 times before it accepts and then it posts all the times I tried to post. So sorry!

Kerri

purplepaint said...

You memory quilt is so beautiful! I wish I could see it even closer. This is so inspiring! Marva