About last August, I was commissioned to make a quilt for a family mourning the loss of a dearly loved member.
I knew little of this person but felt the profound respect and love through the people she left behind.
When asked if I would make a quilt using some of the material from her robe, I was honored to be considered. I even brought in my little teddy bear quilt I was finishing the binding on to show that yes, I would and could do this.
So I set out to find some beautiful browns and greens to balance out the pink of the robe. I was in heaven picking out the earthy tones with flecks of gold.
Because of the state of the well loved robe, I decided it would be best to use the material on the back of the quilt were I would applique little hearts in her honor.
Heh…applique. Something I’d never done before. So once again I was off to You Tube and Google to find out the best way to go about this process.
Here is the quilt pieced together and quilted. I did a simple machine stitch around the outer edge of the smaller brown borders.
Onto the back, inside the quilted squares, I ironed on the hearts cut from the robe. I cut different sized and types of hearts and arranged them randomly with one large heart in one square of each row.
I did a GREAT job of picking a thread for the applique. So good I’m having a hard time distinguishing between attached hearts and hearts that still need work.
Slowly but surely I’m reaching the finish line.
I’m almost there!