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.


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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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

  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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