Wednesday, November 2, 2011

vintage flowers

I was given a treasure today.
An unfinished quilted treasure.

The giver handed it to me with some tears in her eyes.
Her Grandmother hand-stitched these flowers together
and my friend stitched some more.
She said she KNEW she'd never get it done.

I feel like I've been given a VERY important JOB!
Eeek! I don't usually take on IMPORTANT jobs!
I like to leave those kind for others! ;)

As she handed it to me....
she assured me I could do WHATEVER I wanted with it.
She probably knows I L-O-V-E
taking unfinished things
and making them USABLE!

Well.... I said thank you....
and took a deep breath.
Maybe I CAN do something with this......

You can see her Grandma's stitches here....

and maybe you can see her stitching here.

Since the flowers are not all exactly the same size...
I think I'll have to applique them onto something.
(I might even use some fusable web).

Will the "quilt police" mind?
shhhh.....don't tell.

13 comments:

  1. You have been gifted a heavy responsibility, but I know that you will do an awesome job on it.

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  2. These are really beautiful! I'm sure you'll do something great with them.

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  3. What cool blocks! Maybe you can use some Mistyfuse and that will keep it soft but hold everything in place until you can applique around them.

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  4. What a treasure. They will be beautiful appliqued and I won't tell the quilt police if you use fusible web.

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  5. wow, what a beautiful gift! I think they will look great no matter how you do them!

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  6. Oh, Beth, that's just amazing! I can't wait to see how you use these!!

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  7. I know you will make it into something beautiful that she will cherish forever!

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  8. Oh, I'd give them to you too Beth! I'm sure you are going to handle it with the love and respect it deserves.

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  9. That's a treasure and it will be dearly loved no matter how you finish it! What really counts is the love you put in it.

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  10. Beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished masterpiece.

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  11. No matter how you do it, fabric police be damned, it's the finishing of the treasure that counts. It is so awsome that you know there history. Good luck, I know you'll keep us posted on the journey. Selina

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  12. they are SO BEAUTIFUL. I'm so glad they came into your hands - I admire your spirit with projects. There are no quilt police :) and now these lovely things will get to be used.

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