Silk Hearts

My daughter Kathleen Kerr recently finished this machine embroidery quilt. She first saw this pattern when at Quilt Market with us 3 years ago, when she started obsessing about it! She now has an embroidery machine so she was finally able to make it. She was thrilled with the end product…..

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Kathleen brought it to me to quilt, and left the design choices up to me! I love that kind of freedom! I used it as a chance to try some designs from a new book I just got called “Sashing and Border Designs,” by Linda Rech. I found the designs in Linda’s book easy to execute, I think I will use them lots.

I also used a few designs from a classes I took from Myrna Ficken, Karen McTavish, and Dustin Farrell. You could say this was a good review piece!

The quilt is made with Dupioni Silk. I love the way this silk quilts up! The stitching looks so luxurious …

Here are some close ups…

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So I was a little intimidated starting this one! Knowing how much the stitching shows up on silk, I talked myself into a state of…procrastination! I looked at design after design, I sketched, I gathered thread, I phoned my Mom for a chat, I booked an appointment….. Well, once I started I was laughing at myself, it was not so hard…. šŸ™‚

I was kinda sad when I got to the bottom edge; I was having so much fun, I did not want to quit! Ya see, I really LOVE what I do…..

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3 responses to “Silk Hearts

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! You used an amazing array of quilting designs that were perfectly suited to this heart quilt. You really inspire me when I see pictures of your quilting! Keep up the good work!

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