I'm back from John C. Campbell and back from a very quick visit to my brother in Alabama. I have more JCC pictures to share but first there's this quilt. . .
A friend asked me to help with putting together a quilt for her daughter and future son-in-law. I've been involved pretty much every step of the way but, as is traditional, had to keep the secret.
Since the wedding was last Saturday, I'm free to publish pictures now.
The bride's mother -- a relative novice to quilt-making -- picked out the fabrics in beautiful sea-glass colors, assembled the kits, then spent hours arranging and rearranging the squares that friends and family had sewn, and more hours sewing the border that contained embroidered rectangles, also from friends and family.
Time was short and the bride kept coming home for weekends -- meaning that all signs of quilt making had to be hidden away till she left again.
When the top was finally pieced, all three layers had to be basted.
At last the quilt was on the quilting frame and we could get to the serious work of quilting. Ruth, the bride's mother, is cutting paper hearts to be used as templates for quilting in the solid squares while Claui (my daughter-in-law) and Amelia (the bride's sister) ply their needles.
Most of the quilting got done in a few long days (there were others who quilted) and then the quilt came off the frames and the borders got done on hoops.
As is always the case, a whole lot of love went into the quilt. . .
If you'd like to see even more pictures, there's a link to a web album HERE.