The first ever sign-up for this quilt
was a sweet lady
at the Knoxville TN show.
She told me about losing her daughter...
after caring for her while she was sick.
When she saw my rough drawing...
and this sunflower....
she told me her daughter
So I am dedicating this block
to her and her daughter.
It is stories like these
that give our quilts "Life"!
Thank you Donna for being brave enough
to sign up for a "Mystery" Quilt...
and trusting my design process!
Sending you Quilting Hugs across the wires.
You all check out her blog:
Sugar Spice and Southern Life
Here are a few close-ups.
Now this is a work in progress...
some of the sea coral flower points have to
there is a lot more hand embroidery
to be added...And some of my blanket stitch...
has gotten shuffled around
I must fix it up.
I did have all the embroidery done
on the flowers.
I did it in the 'stem stitch'....
but because of the shuffling around in the car...
I had to rip it all out.
Tomorrow I will redo them in the
I now understand why most designers
do these flowers in the back stitch
and not the stem stitch.
The stem stitch pulls
around the circular edges.
If you want to see more of the design process
of this block....
I still can't believe that I was able to
do the better part of this
in the car!!
Bumps and all!
Can you tell I am determined to get this
out to you gals by the first of November??
To a'stitchin I go....
P.S Stay tuned...I have lots to tell aboutthe PIQF Show!!