Saturday, April 14, 2012

60th Anniversary Quilt for Mom and Dad

Quilt Applique Medallion

At least 3 years in the off and on to make, I am wildly happy with the end result.  And Mom and Dad love it ... Congratulations to Mom and Dad on your 60th Anniversary!!

The pattern is Marti Mitchell's Stars All Around and is technically the most challenging top I've ever pieced. I've gotten good at mitering, but those inset seams!  I think each one of them (12 !) was done at least twice to get them right.

Applique Yellow Roses Rosebuds QuiltThe wreath of yellow roses was chosen to commemorate the wild yellow roses that grew on dad's grandparents farm.  The center medallion was hand quilted. I like hand quilting around applique . . . it gives the applique strong definition. I've tried doing this by machine before, but prefer the look and feel the hand quilting gives.

Finally got the pillow shams done. They are a great way to use up leftover fabric, give a nice tailored look and make it really easy to make the bed in the morning . . . no fussing, just plop plop and you're done. 

1 comment:

  1. This is really amazing! i bet your folks are so tickled with it! A family heirloom, for sure!