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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Quiltlet for Suki

Sukipoet is a blogland friend for whom I made this quiltlet after her mother died. It's a tribute to Suki's love for her mom, made from fabrics that had belonged to her mother who was a seamstress. Suki had a give away and I was fortunate enough to win these fabrics.

I had wanted to weave some fabrics and took this opportunity to do so as the plain pink made a wonderful frame to weave the patterned floral fabric through. I then top stitched hearts and flowers and ribbons etc. to hold the weave in place. I made a small doll to represent her mother using a photo of mothers face taken at the very last days of her life and transferred it to cloth. I even left a bit of batting sticking out around her head to match her lovely white hair. I stitched the doll to the mat and gave her a red heart necklace that matched the one Suki had given her mother.
I added green grass for her to stand in as if she is standing in a garden. The white fabric for the backing and binding was part of the giveaway too.

I received wonderful kudos of appreciation from Suki and other blog friends who saw this quilt on her blog today.




In Honor of Suki's Mom

4 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Very nice Lynn, Love how you did this. I cant access my usual email address today so use my other one ok?

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

You don't blog daily, but it's always worth the wait for your next one. Love your creativity.

Lynn said...

Marty, I do blog almost daily on my other blog: http://lynn-nonameblog.blogspot or Lynn Getting My Feet Wet if you want to know and see more. ;-)
Thank you for coming here and I am glad you enjoy my creativity.
On this one I only blog completed projects.

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Hi Lynn, thanks for the info. I'm now latched onto "getting feet wet" blog. Happy day to you.