Saturday, November 17, 2007

Calico Hearts

A little while ago I was asked if I would like to contribute to a quilt which will be raffled next year to raise funds for cancer research. Gladly. We were handed calico squares with the instructions of - add a heart or hearts, any colour, any technique. My mother and grandmother also joined in and here they are ready to be returned.

The three on the right are mine ~ a lazy daisy pair, blue crazy patch and blanket stitched trio. Top left is grandma's ~ chain stitching on lace. Middle and bottom left are mum's ~ chain stitching and french knots around the two, and blanket stitching for the flower pot.
I really enjoyed the handwork and plan to follow up with some hand embroidery on a christmas gift. Excellent for working on while relaxing in front of the tv at night.
Our small group of quilters have planned a shopping trip for next Friday. Can't wait!!!

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