When it comes to my quilts, there is nothing I love more than seeing them being loved to death. While we were setting the table for my mother’s party, I finally took the opportunity to get a few quick shots of her much beloved flower quilt. It was a present for her birthday back in 2004 and has spent the better part of the past 9 years on my parents’ dining table.
It has 8 different flowers bouquets in sheer vases, with lupines being one of them as they grew all over grandma’s garden. The flowers were sketched as I moved along and drawn directly onto fusible.
You have no idea how much brain activity it took to get those vases perfectly shaped and washable at the same time. Time well spent indeed as they have held up 9 years of use and washing.
The names of each flower are quilted along the side of the bouquets. I used rayon threads which was a bad choice as the threads have broken quite a few places along the edge of the table. Next time I’ll use polyester threads for sure.
You can see the shape of the round table being imprinted onto the quilt by the sun. It’s bound to happen no matter how much it’s turned ever so often to avoid just that.
This is a picture of a picture from 2004, before digital cameras and other fancy gadgets.
The colours look way too dark, but you get an idea of the overall new-quilt-look.
The strange thing is that my mother is not a big fan of yellow and orange and yet this is her all time favourite quilt.