Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quilt From a Friend….

 

Two years ago my friend, Pat Kools, passed away.  Since Pat was so active in the Charity work of our guild, her children decided to give us a bunch of her quilts that we could either use as charity quilts or sell and put the money towards the charity projects.

I was fortunate to purchase one at our last quilt show…..

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This simple little piece is hand appliqued and hand quilted,  but there is very little quilting on it.

My original thought was to add a lot of quilting in the background, but as I hung it up to photograph I realized that it hadn’t been basted well enough and that it would never hang flat.

SO….now I am thinking about taking out all of the quilting, re-baste it and start over with hand quilting and possibly add some beads as well.

We are spending 5 weeks in China later this year and I believe that it will be the piece that I take with me. 

I am looking forward to working on this piece and will enjoy fond memories of my friend!!!

3 comments:

Sylvia said...

Great idea, taking it on a trip! I was just thinking today that I couldn't possibly take a quilt project on vacation with me--"hand quilting" apparently wasn't in my vocabulary. :)

Hulya Unsal Sakiroglu said...

I am sorry for your friend Frances. But She surely was a talented person because quilt looks very nice in terms of color and pattern.

maggi21 said...

It is a lovely quilt and you are right to take out the quilting and to re-do it. Something of yourself into a shared memory of your friend.

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