Another special custom memory quilt is complete!
This one is a whimsical garden scene with an air balloon flying high above. 100% of the fabric came from the client via all old baby clothes, curtains, burp cloths, etc. and I'm happy I was able to incorporate almost every piece she sent in.
This quilt is pieced, with whites and blues representing the skies, green and brown representing soil/grass and trim provided across the top and bottom that ties into the backing and frames the panel. I made appliqué flowers and also used flowers that were part of her daughter's clothing. I love the additional texture this gives the quilt.
There are 3 hidden little pockets and custom appliqués made from photographs of the kitty and the small girl flying in the air balloon (my favourite highlights).
Finally, the backing. I love this beautiful fabric that was the client's daughter's bedroom curtain. Those flowers are just lovely. The red binding is made from a cute little dress. I thought it tied in nicely with the reds on both the front and back and provided a nice 'frame' for the whole quilt (front and back). For stitching the quilt together I stuck to 'stitch in the ditch', which will keep everything securely in place and adds a nice simple texture to the back.
Maker of things. Lover of colour and texture and contrast. Thinker & creator. Daughter, sister, partner, mother, friend. Mighty woman.