These gals are awesome quilters....many are published teachers & everyone shares their talents so generously.
Well, a few months ago, one of the teaching members held a trunk show that knocked my socks off.
What an incredible body of work that spanned decades, no lie!!!
At the end of her show, she brought forth a big blue tub of quilt TOPS & the board members proceeded to random draw names of all the members who were present that day & each of us received a GORGEOUS quilt top from the teacher.
Many were the samples that she had made up for demo purposes with her classes. We were stunned...there were 28 quilt tops that she gave away...many of them bed sized, too!
I was so very grateful to have gotten a small one, given my lack of expertise at this point.
We made a secret pact to have them all completed by yesterday's Christmas Luncheon/Meeting to surprise her with our *Show & Tell* She was really touched & even though not everyone who got a quilt was able to be there, we had a really nice representation.
Every one was so different & beautifully done, too.
Here is my little wall hanging &/or table topper that I did. It is 34” x 34” & fits a little square table that I have in my sun room but I really prefer to see it on the wall, so as not to cover up any of it.
She fussy cut all the red & green Christmas poinsettia & holly fabric into little pieces to form the wreath shape.
I used a gold thread to mimic the gold veins in the fabric & the shape of a wreath...first with my computer then proceeded to echo & embellish it a bit more with free motion.
I stitched in the ditch (seam) between the dark squares that outlined the wreath, then used my Auto Pilot to place a quilted design in each corner. I'm sorry I don't remember the name of the design. I did this 4 or 5 months ago & have been sitting on it, just waiting till after the guild's meeting to share it with you here.
This shot shows the quilting so much better on the back. I had to lighten the photo a bit, so you could see the threads...it is really a rich, deep navy blue.
This last close up lets you see the cross design I added to the center as well as the tiny little almost Celtic looking motif in the middle of it.
(A wee nod to my Irish heritage)
What a treasured gift this has become & I will think of M. every year when I unpack it for display.
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today especially when everyone is so busy with their holiday preparations.
Remember the “Reason for the Season”!