Thursday, April 19, 2007
Little Women Quilt
Our Little Women quilt is finished and has been turned in at guild. It was difficult to part with this one, but we hope it will bring a good price at the auction. Pictured from left to right are my sewing buddies, Jane, Connie, me, and Mary.
We drew names to see who would stitch each girl and planned the layout as we went along. The girl block was adapted from The Civil War Diary Quilt by Rosemary Youngs. The quilt was hand appliqued, machine embroidered, machine quilted and embellished. Meg is holding her sewing basket and has a dimensional bow on her bodice and beads on her boots. Jo is holding a Little Women book, has a gold, heart necklace around her neck, beads on her boots, embroidery on her sleeves and lace under her skirt. Beth has beads on her shoes, dimensional collar and cuffs, lace pantaloons and is holding a little kitten. Amy has two rows of lace on her skirt, gold knots for buttons on her bodice, beads on her boots, and is holding a black, fringed purse with gold link chain,
The ribbon at the top proved to be the most difficult challenge, but Connie was able, after a few attempts, to successfully embroider Little Women on it.
So now I am free of deadlines for a bit. I can concentrate on what to take to Paducah and straighten this house before I leave.