My sister made these cross-stitch blocks with a quilt theme several years ago and asked me to make a wallhanging with them sometime. I started this spring and then it was put on the back-burner. I promised she have it by Christmas and she does! 🙂
I designed the layout and chose the fabrics using her paint swatches for reference.
Nancy let me have free-reign with the quilting and I knew just what I wanted to do. Loved the pink & peach variegated thread that went with it perfectly! As an added bonus, our parents were here when I quilted it and they just were delighted to hang out and watch the process.
My MIL brought this quilt top over for me to finish. She asked that I add a wide border, do the quilting, and finish it all.
It came to me in sad shape but I was sure it had a lot of potential!
I added a wide border and went through some older quilt books (thanks MA!) for quilting designs. Thankful for a new century of technology, I scanned and enlarged them to just the size I needed. After all the quilting, I washed & dried the quilt. All the wonderful vintage love, oozed out of the newly finished quilt. We don’t know the maker of the cross-stitched blocks but I think she is happy.
There aren’t any stains at all on the quilt. My lighting here gives that appearance.
I loved this quilt so much, I took a look on ebay over the last few days and got myself my own vintage quilt tops that need quilted. I’m anxious for them to arrive.
Did you make cross-stitch blocks like this back in the day? When did you make yours? I’d love to have more of a date for this embroidery.