Saturday, August 25, 2007

For Kendra with All Good Wishes

Kendra's wedding is next Saturday. And this is her gift.
A BOM, it is a combination of machine piecing and fused applique. All of the applique is hand buttonhole stitched. Kat did an exquisite job on the machine quilting.

I'd posted the picture last summer when I picked it up from Kat. At that point, it was a project that I'd worked on over a couple of years and, unusually, did not know who the recipient was to be while I was making it. The thing is, I thoroughly enjoy the process of making these primitive style quilts, but really, they do not belong in our home -- they simply are not compatible at all with our decorating style (which is a peculiar amalgam of Contemporary and Arts and Crafts with a couple of Antiques thrown in).

When the quilt was finished, I thought of Kendra. She's an American history buff and comes from a family that appreciates the Country style. At that point, she wasn't talking about marriage. But I knew that day would come, and set the quilt aside for her. Her big day is a week from today and we're wishing her sunshine that day and always.

4 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's fabulous, you are quite prolific! I love the setting used, with the stars at the intersections; well done!

Jane Weston said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure it will be well received and well liked!

atet said...

What a beautiful quilt -- I'm sure the bride will adore it!

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt. Sure to be appreciated. Kat always does a nice job of quilting, too. Her new house looks wonderful!