Quilts in Common

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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.


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.



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.


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