|Both quilt labels had a Dala Horse added to honor the family's Swedish roots.|
The second quilt, which also included photos through 50 years of marriage, children, grandchildren, and their first great-grandchild, is a surprise that will be presented to the couple at Thanksgiving by their children. Mary and her husband drove to Baldwin City today to pick up the quilt in time to ship it to their niece in Seattle in time for next week's holiday gathering.
I tried my best to give each a unique look while still working with a 3x4 layout of the 12 photos included. All piecing was done with Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread. The quilting was done on Sassy, my HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen sit-down, with cool grey Glide thread, which provided a perfect silver tone on each of the quilts. The blue backing on the second quilt is the perfect backdrop to show off the quilting.
Now I'm on to other projects for Christmas, which is fast approaching!
More snippets from the sewing room soon,