At Queenstown Symposium 2011 -- the classes I took were all hand work. There was no way I was taking Fudge with me – she would have taken all my luggage allowance not going to happen. So Fudge stayed at home –while Irene and I went to Queenstown for a whole week stitching stitching and more stitching!!!
The piece below is the last of my three class samples to be finished.
I have used a piece of old calico that I rusted several years ago. I found some of the rusted marks were in fact in the shape of a heart. So what better shape to use as my mark then a heart.
This wee quilt is my life. Hearts joined , new hearts added ,hearts broken,colours represent my family and are colours that played big time in my life. Blue for boy that’s easy.Red for Girl red you ask red rag to a Bull!more hearts later in life.It has taken me a while to finish this definitely must be in the right frame of mind to work on this .Not a big quilt but one with feeling.
The top has a Battenberg lace table centre as backing and then is set on a finished quilt both these just happened to be something I had and were exactly the right size.
The label has been tea dyed again by myself.
All the work on this top is hand work. Fudge sat waiting.
The quilt backing was made using Fudge
A special top for a special daughter.
Kiwi Jan and Fudge.