Monday, June 16, 2008

Home Sweet Felty Home

Mom made me this hand blanket stitched wall hanging last year and I had it quilted to stabilize it further. It was from a pattern featured every month in a quilting magazine. We made our own hand dyed wools and wool felts to add to the dimension in this piece. She stitched with heavy pearl cotton which has a gorgeous sheen and texture.

We bound this on her visit with black grosgrain and a bubblegum pink rick rack to accentuate the homey vintage feel. Half of the rick rack points peek out from under the grosgrain ribbon. Mom said that all little girls had rick rack on their clothes when she was a girl, that there just wasn't that much fabric or trim selection in her rural Florida hometown and moms had to be creative.

1 comment:

Sara said...

marian, this is the prettiest thing i've ever seen. now i know you're mom's favorite. she mustn't love me at all!! pout, pout!!

wait, she did give me the paper-pieced vegetable, which she vows she'll never do again.

argh. here she sits with me, telling me just now that you already have one, just smaller. who's the favorite??