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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Loveliness, Friendship, and Memories

Oh my friends, my heart is full of warmth with this project... a small linen-based whole cloth wall hanging... this is made especially for a friend.............. my friend Virginia - one of those long-time, BFF types.

A few years ago, Virginia and I were in London together on a business trip when her mother passed.  Recently, after I learned to work with vintage linens in quilting, I asked her if she had a hankie or other linen that belonged to her mom... she did... and it was lovely.  I did not tell her what I would do with it , except that she would get it back, but in a very different form... and she trusted me.

This is what it looks like in progress...

and some close ups


 
There is more to do - binding, a bit more stitching, and then a few beads here and there for effect!   I'll put up another photo when it is finished!!!!
 
Can't wait to send it to my friend................
I do love being able to produce something lovely for someone I care about.
 
Kate
 
 

 
 
 

5 comments:

Frances said...

What a wonderful project to do for our friend. It has made it really special.

Empty Closet Quilting said...

What a gorgeous keepsake!

Vicki said...

Absolutely amazing! The work is exquisite. Lucky friend.

Jean Belle said...

What beautiful work! I'm fascinated by your idea of using vintage handkerchiefs in quilting since I have quite a few from my mother and grandmothers. Where or how did you learn to do it? Is there a book or some tips you could share? I've never seen this before and would love to try it out.
Jean

Sarah Craig said...

Kate, that's amazing!! I'm not surprised your friend trusted you, and she will certainly be well rewarded for that trust. Whoop whoop!!

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