Ironically, even though my grandmother has quilted for years, these days she doesn't enjoy it nearly as much as she loves hand sewing. Since she still loves giving baby quilts when a new great-grandchild is born, she asked if I would finish the embroidered quilt tops for her after she finishes them from now on. Her embroidery is absolutely gorgeous and I loved being able to choose a backing, quilt, and bind this one for her.
I quilted with simple stippling with white thread, right over the embroidery (before washing), and it just blends right in, letting the embroidery shine. The little giraffe is my favorite block!
I also made a couple of pillows for my mom to match the quilt I made for her last year. Since the pillows are made from solid panels, they went together fairly quickly, but I must say that it was tricky to get ahold of the Chateau Rouge fabric. Since the line has been around for awhile, I had to do some searching for the prints I wanted. The red medallion print looks great on the front, with the busier tan print on the back of each. These are going to look great in her living room!
Last week's party was really amazing, and filled with wonderful inspiration as always. Maryse Makes Things linked up this stunning Swoon quilt top.
Beth at Cooking Up Quilts showed off his pretty finished top.
and I love the colors in this quilt from Beth at Hello Quilty Lady.
I loved browsing all of the fantastic projects last week while I traveled, and I can't wait to see this week's link-ups! Let's party!
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