Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vintage Linens Quilt and "My Fair Ladies" Round Robin

I finished the border of my Vintage Linens quilt in time to put it at The Fabric Patch Quilt Shop where I will be teaching how to make it in September. I strip pieced the border and used vintage linen hankies at the corners. They have a multi-colored, crocheted edge. If you are in Southern California, you can see it in Montclair at the shop.

I sent the "My Fair Ladies" Round Robin quilt to Marci yesterday to hang in the Northland Needlers quilt show on September 18 & 19, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. There will be a large Crazy Quilt display from the "Just a Little Crazy Stitcher's Club.
I took some additional pictures showing the border. The pictures are not the best but I didn't realize it until I started the blog post today.

Here is the border embroidery with crystals. It gives it a little glisten and pop. Very simple.


FredaB said...

Kerry These are both really good. I like the way you have used the hankies/

Good luck at the show.



donnarae said...

Kerri, what beautiful work! Your quilts look so clean and the embellishments just pop right out. Love it!

donnarae said...

Kerri, you may get this twice. Google did something weird. I love your work! Your quilts look so clean, and the embroidery just pops right out. Great!

Cathy K said...

OMG, I just LOVE that Vintage Linens Quilt. I MUST try one - but I don’t think I could be as adventurous as you were with the prints (which, by the way, set it off PERFECTLY). Wish I could see it in person, especially since it’s in my old “stomping grounds” . Hugs, Cathy

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

I saw your post on quilter blogs. I have a box of my grandmothers hankies and have been thinking about a quilt for a few years. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

Great use of vintage linens!

Kerri Murphy said...

Thanks everyone. I hope you will use your vintage linens rather than leave them in a box in the drawer.

Lin Moon said...

I love the bright colors of threads in the stitching on these blocks (at the end of your post). If you did these, you will have no problem embellishing your jewel-toned quilt!

Anonymous said...

Very Impressive! You have more patience then I! Your embelishments were beautiful and evenly stitiched (again patience)! What a great idea your hankie quilt! Please keep posting! :o)