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A Table Runner for Rosalie

I decided to try some wool applique- fuschia roses with emerald leaves on a black background. I embroidered some accents on the leaves with lime green Razzle thread (an 8wt 6-ply rayon with a silky shine) because pink and lime green are Rosalie’s favorite colors. I machine quilted over the pink circles to make them look like roses.

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I used the Razzle thread to crochet an extended fringe on the ends, adding some metallic beads at the tip of the picot to give some sparkle.

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January 30, 2018 Posted by | Crocheting, Embroidery, Quilting | Leave a comment

Aunt Bea’s Cross Stitched Quilt

A long, long time ago, my Aunt Bea went on a trip to Colorado and brought home a kit to make a cross stitched quilt. Now Aunt Bea doesn’t sew, embroider, or quilt. But she fell in love with the quilt. So, she asked me to make it for her. I worked on it here and there, but I didn’t really have much time for handwork. First I had a busy work schedule, then I raised my sons, and so on. It always seemed to take a back seat. Then…. Aunt Bea was turning 90!!! And she was having a big birthday party to celebrate. What better gift could I give than a finished quilt! Suddenly- it was a mad rush. I was just beginning my quilting journey and had no idea how to machine quilt a queen sized quilt! The markings that were on the top would need a top-notch free motion quilter to pull them off. I decided to just do a simple outline quilting and call it good.

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At her party, she was so happy to receive it! She put it on her bed right away and there it stayed. Every time I visited her, I would take a look at it and realize how much I had improved since then. When she passed away, the quilt came back to me. I spread it out over the bed to get a good photo of it. It will always remind me of my Aunt Bea. 🙂

January 24, 2018 Posted by | Embroidery, Handwork, Quilting | Leave a comment