Monday, May 14, 2012

A Very Special Mother's Day

             I was lucky enough to spend Mother's day with my mother and DD#1. Missed DD#2, but she is volunteering in the Dominican Republic.We went out for brunch and it was warm enough to sit outside. We decided to make a wall hanging for mum to take back to the Czech Republic ala Gwen Marston style. The inspiration came from a couple of Gwen's sketches.

It really was a lovely afternoon spent sewing in this liberated style. DD#1 cut and sliced, mum pressed and ironed and I sewed and sewed and also made a bunch of crumb and miniature log cabins in between.

I am really loving sewing on the featherweight, need to come up with a name for this little gem.
We were about call this complete but somehow it didn't look
quite balanced so we added a strip of cream to the left and now it looks much better. This flimsy will travel to the Czech Republic next week and mum will hand quilt it when she gets home. The blue calico is from the very first quilt, storm at sea I made 28 years ago! I would like to get mum some nice sulky thread, not sure what colour will work best. The colours in this last photo look much brigher than in real life, the palette is more muted warm earthen tones. Hope you all has a special mother's day.

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