Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blessings of Friendship


Finally - I can post this one! It was made as a surprise for my friend. It is called, "Blessings of Friendship" and the red is a bit deeper in real life, not quite so bright. I have a couple of detail photos and added them below.

I started this one in January, made good progress, then let it sit for weeks while trying to decide how to quilt it. I could not post it just in case she peeked at my blog. However, we had her and hubby over for tea and peach pie on Sunday and made the presentation. She went home with plans to redecorate her dining room - and a smiling hubby carrying the quilt. 



"Blessings of Friendship" is 41" square, my own design using Ricky Tims rhapsody quilt methods. Applique is fused and sewn with a machine blanket stitch. It was a delight to make. The hardest part was sewing the parts together, also putting on the cording. I did a facing instead of binding. So happy that it is done and to send it to a great home!
 

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I think redecorating the room for it is a good idea to show it off. I bet she hasn't stopped smiling yet.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I would certainly redecorate to show off a stunning quilt like this one! Wow ...

LC said...

She is moving all her art because she says this one makes everything look 'pale' (grin). She is a great gal!

Elaine Adair said...

Stunning!!!

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I love, love, LOVE this one! The colors are outstanding!

Wayne Kollinger said...

Elsie

Linda and I went last night to see Lucy Heins talk about the Alberta Quilt Project.

A picture of this quilt and one of you were part of her presentation.

Linda poked me in the ribs, "Look there's Elsie."

If you haven't seen her talk yet, and you get the opportunity to go, go. It's most interesting to see what other Albertan's are doing.