Hello happy people! I have been waiting patiently to share this lovely quilt with you.
"Affairs of the Heart" is a beautiful applique masterpiece designed by Aie Rossman, made by Ngaire, who dedicated and re- named the quilt 'In Memory of Ruth', her sister.
I was pretty excited when Ngaire asked me to custom quilt this quilt for her and when she said she would be entering the quilt into The Auckland Festival of Quilts under 'Open - small bed quilts, made by two or more people' that was another level of excitement!
Ngaire anxiously waited by the phone on Thursday hoping we would get the call to say we had won, then I got a text to say "WE WON".................pretty exciting!
The quilt measures 61" x 61" with black cotton backing and black backing this is a black beauty!
Ngaire gracefully and happily handed her beautiful quilt top to me with no real rules of what she wanted, I suggested some dense background fillers around the appliques to help make them pop and me being a feather fan, happily recommend feathers on the border as well some scrolls in gold metallic thread, Ngaire said 'Oh Yes please!"
I ditch stitched around every piece of applique to define Ngaire's lovely satin stitched appliques, then some pebbling in the very middle section, then out to the next section I did my version of "Mctavishing' as well as some micro scribbling in selected areas.
I hope I don't sound like a big ego freak, but I really love the quilting, I had so much fun! This was as perfect as a quilt can get to work on, lovely and square, everything just flowed so well.
This is the very first time I have had a quilt in a show for judging, so to come away with a win is the icing on the yummy cake of life!
|the back, including the label|
This was a lovely quilt let loose with some custom quilting. A big thank Ngaire.