I don't usually show photos of quilts until they are safely back in the hands of their owners, this one arrived back home this last week. Angela sent me this wonderful quilt top in the post from Dublin, Ireland. As you will no doubt see from the inscription, this top was three years in the making. This quilt is the first of four, for four daughters who were all married within ten months of each other. It has been a labour of love with love in every stitch from a Mother to her Daughter and her new Husband on their wedding day. I am told there will be a few embroidery stitches added before binding, who knows maybe it will be finished for the third wedding anniversary. This will be a true family heirloom I'm sure.
This is Angela's own original design with piecing, Broderie Perse and applique in reproduction and civil war fabrics. I used a Quilters Apothecary straight edge ruler by Jamie Wallen and two curved longarm rulers by my good friend Linda Hrcka of The Quilted Pineapple, Superior Monopoly invisible thread and a selection of coloured threads by Glide and Metro. The size is 84" x 77"ish and I used two layers of wadding (Simply Cotton 100% and Hobbs 80/20), the two layers of wadding helped to ease in a bit fullness.
Thank you Angela for choosing me to add a few of my own touches to your families special quilt, the photos say it all.