Monday, June 27, 2011

Dream Swing Quilt



I have been working on this mini quilt for Jovita. This charming pattern was OODLES of fun to do! I made the scrappy background with fabrics I have collected over the years, including cuttings from an old baby blue sweater of my daughters. ( Nothing is safe around my house!) I hand stitched the piece to muslin and mounted that onto a nice red background. I love to free motion quilt, and thought a little prose would be a nice touch. I wrote what came to mind...My dreams meet me under the tree and gently swing me back and forth..

I had a swing in my front yard growing up in Chagrin Falls ,Ohio and actually the little girl in the pattern does look a little chagrined (?) Anywho, I digress..

After free motion quilting the prose I was faced with my old nemeses' ..BINDING and HANGING SLEEVES. These two things involve way too much trouble for this lazy quilter. BUT alas, I am making this for the woman who taught me the basics of quilting, the QUEEN of technique and the lot!!

So, I must bind and I must sleeve...and I am honored to do so!!

7 comments:

Jovita said...

Yippeeee, yippeeee, I can hardly wait to hang it on my swap wall! For any of you who might want to make your very own swinging girl quiltlet .. the pattern is by Aneela Hooey of Comfort Stitching.

L ~ S said...

Super cute!

Sandra Henderson said...

I'm so happy I found your lovely blog and have added you to my list on my page so I can now see when post something new. GORGEOUS work you do!

Em said...

This is so wonderful and fun!!!!!!!!! I am excited to have found you and look forward to browsing more lovelies of your blog! Em at hptt://mcelebrates.blogspot.com

Valentina said...

So cute, Mary! I really love the quote...

MD White said...

Lovely quilt.
No wonder I like you Mary. I'm from Rocky River, Ohio.

Mary said...

Thankyou! is Rocky River close to Cleveland? Either way you're made of good stock! :)