Sunday, April 08, 2012

Spring Bouquet

A finish!   A sweet 15” square wall hanging to welcome Spring.   The free stitchery pattern can be found at French Knots along with oodles of others.   Thank you, French Knots.


    The flowers are stitched in colours to match the border fabric.


A little free motion quilting to make the flowers ‘pop’ and stitch in the ditch, of course.


For fun I used a pattern from this book to quilt the border.  


I was quite happy with how it turned out.   This was my first attempt at quilting over a paper pattern.    Borders are hard for me to know what to do with.  I don’t do FMQ often enough to get any good at it so I liked this alternative. 




I also just have to share this photo that I found online while doing some family research.   These are my great grandparents and their children.   My maternal grandmother is standing on the  right.    This photo was taken circa 1905.   Gramma was 100 when she died in 1994.    Wish I had inherited the hair!!!


Thank you for stopping by!  



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