Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Special Keepsake

Hi everyone

I've been working hard on a couple of commissions lately.  This is one of them.
My sister in law asked me to make a wall hanging to celebrate a silver wedding anniversary for a cousin.  I didn't have much time so decided to do a little applique and fancy quilting rather than something pieced.
I forgot to measure it but it turned out roughly 14" x 24",

I hand embroidered the lettering using stranded cottons (floss).

3D tartan flowers with appliqued leaves in the corners. I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and free motion quilted it on the table top.

I made a little video of me doing the quilting.  All was going well until my bobbin thread ran out.  Here it is:

Ann and George love their hanging so that is always good to hear.
Here's a  sneaky peek of the other custom order I'm working on.  It is for 6 identical place mats
The fabrics are gorgeous - Chicken and Egg from the Henley Studio. Beautiful quality.  I'll show you them in my next post..

Before I go, can I just say thank you if you voted for me in the Bloggers Quilt Festival and thank you if you left a comment - sorry that I didn't have time to reply to you all individually but I seem to be pushed more and more for time these days.   I didn't win but it was a lot of fun and very inspiring to see all the beautiful work.  You can see all the winners  here.
Thanks for visiting.


Diane-crewe said...

wow! no wonder they are happy .. as always stunned by your work x

Queenie Believe said...

What a beautiful anniversary gift, lovely.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

KaHolly said...

OMG, this is just the most beautiful piece!

Eileen said...

Absolutely stunning!

Mary said...

Rhiannon, what a fabulous idea and an incredibly beautiful gift. Thanks for sharing.

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