Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Much to my sadness, my Miniature Booty quilt is packaged up and is heading to the post office today. This is a bit of a bittersweet moment for me, as I really love this little quilt. It is very much my colors and style. Plus it looks great in my house. The last quilt I made and really loved was easier to send away because I knew something about my partner, and I felt very connected with the idea that the quilt was being made for her. The same is true about Lucky - I knew it was loved before it was sent. This is unknown territory since the only thing I really know is that my partner likes red, so hopefully she will appreciate it too.
It has an assortment of free-form flowers in many red fabrics - some batiks, some Kaffe Fassett, some oldies-but-goodies (AKA Gramma's fabrics). Same for the leaves. When I look at the flowers and leaves, I am fondly reminded of each of the many projects I made with the materials. The heart is out of one of my all time favorites - it's from the Moda Dandellion Girl collection. I just love it! It is all hand needle-turned applique applique and hand quilted.
Here's a close up (and blurry!!) shot of a ruched flower. I was trying to utilize the pattern of the red batik.
Little embroidered swirls on the leaves and stems...
Here's a look at the label. It's actually made from a piece I'd cut for my daughter's dress collar! It reminded me of a flower when I saw it. Sweet quilt, I hope you love your new home with...

16 comments:

Colene said...

It is incredible. Wish it were headed to my house.

Danetta said...

How could your partner not love this? It is so beautiful!! You do just wonderful work!

dot said...

Well I know this quilt is not coming my way but I certainly would accept it if it was. It is just beautiful. I am certain the person who opens this package will be very very happy.

miniaturequilter said...

Wow, red is not my color but that is stunning. I love it, you made red look good!!LOL! Your partner can't help but love it! Gorgeous quilt!

floribunda said...

did I tell you I like red a lot? and I don't have my booty quilt yet? I'd be very happy to have this one!

Vicki W said...

It's a beautiful wall hanging and I know it will be loved!

Julie Bagamary said...

Very nice! And I like the "Welcome" quilt hanger too.

Tami said...

WOW!!!! That's simply gorgeous. I really like all the different shades of greens and reds that you chose for this. I bet your recipient is going to squeal with delight. :-)

Emma said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the way you use different techniques, and the intricate detail you include.

Gina said...

That's beautiful. I wish it was coming here.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

The Quilting Pirate said...

Margaret it is just breathtaking.

lil said...

magaret, this is sooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty, wish it was mine, but it isn't

Marlene said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, It is absolutely stunning.

katelnorth said...

It's really lovely, Margaret - I'm sure she'll adore it. Wish it was mine (though I got mine today and I do love it so I really can't complain). I know what you mean, though - I feel the same way about my manhole cover quilt - hope the recipient likes it!

Belém said...

So beautiful! I imagine it is hard to let it go...

Rose Marie said...

This quilt is absolutely GORGEOUS! Well done and a very lucky person will be receiving this gem.