Wednesday, February 1, 2012

1920's Quilt Kit

Several years ago a sweet lady named Margaret Perry gave me this 1920's Quilt Kit that she had been working on for quite some time. She had hand appliqued the center and 3 corners before she gave it to me to finish. I DO NOT ENJOY hand applique but I told her I would finish it....someday. I did work on my little corner for several weeks. I took it to Linda at Just Sew fabric store in Highland and she machine quilted it for me. 1920 quilt kits were prestamped with where each piece was to go and the lines for quilting too. The fabric was all stamped with the flowers, leaves and vines. Margaret had cut them all out. Each piece had its own place on the quilt. Margaret passed away before I got it done but I think she would be so proud of how beautiful it turned out.

Here are some pictures of the quilting and the applique and even some of the hand embroidery I did to embellish the vines.


I don't know if you can tell that it has a scalloped border. I plan on getting some light blue for the binding and tackling that job as soon as I get my Viking back from repair.Happy Quilting! Lynda

10 comments:

Carol G said...

It's fabulous! And you are right, Margaret would have been very proud. Do show it again after that scalloped binding. I have never attempted one.

mshilly said...

Stunning. Margaret would be very pleased with the finished quilt.

mshilly said...

Stunning. Margaret would be very pleased with the finished quilt.

Brenda said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I may stop by to say hello at Lazy Bees, I just had too much on my plate. I still go to Knotts every Thursday and am on the UVQG board (historian), plus I have 3 callings and my parttime job - I must sound like a whiner to you, working fulltime... (Miss you guys)

Oops-Lah said...

It turned out amazing Lynda! Aren't you glad you kept going? And the machine quilting is complimenting it beautifully. I hope you are keeping this stunner ;). Hugs

angie@sfquilts said...

It is beautiful. I'm sure Margaret would be very proud.

Denise said...

Holy Cow!!! That looks AWESOME!!! Wow...what more can I say? I think mshilly said it best...STUNNING!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Wow, Lynda, this is stunning!! Do you get to keep it??

Pokey said...

How BeAuTiFuL it is, Lynda! Wow, I cannot even imagine doing a quilt like that. Your friend would most definitely be grinning at you ~
:-}pokey

Hillbilly Tonya said...

It is wonderful!!! Good for you for sticking with it!