Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My first Memory Quilt

Here it is. My first attempt at a memory quilt. I have never done a Dresden Plate either, so there is another first I can cross off my list.

I saw a wonderful quilt on Pinterest a couple weeks back that was adorable. It had taken Dresden Plates and made them butterfly's. I thought that was a wonderful idea and looked so wonderful.

It was called the Dresden Butterflies by Susan Jensen.

It was cute so I created my own take on it. The quilt is not finished obviously. I am trying to decide what color to make the outside border and I am going to be adding 1/4 Dresden Plates in each corner also.

This Dresden Plate was not too hard. I appliqued it with a special butterfly stitch that looks really neat when it is with the entire quilt. I did not think it was too hard to do this plate. I have to learn to do applique a little better too. I have not done much of it and I can never get my edges to look professional yet.

Each of the butterflies are either yellow or green. I love the butterfly and dragonfly print that I used for the bodies. I still have to add antennae to the butterflies yet though.

I am also looking at the quilt trying to figure out what kind of quilting I am going to do. I have noticed that there is a lot of negative space on this quilt. I will have to brush up on my quilting skills before I quilt this one.

The pictures on the quilt are of my Grandmother Signe, who taught me how to sew and quilt. She was the one who also taught me crocheting and inspired me to continue sewing. I am sewing on her machine too, my mother gave it to me along with Grandma's serger too. I have definitely been using it quite a bit lately.

I will be posting more when I get more done on it.

Until then I hope you enjoy the pictures and the little story too.


Chrissy Taylor said...

Hi! I glad to find your blog, found you through the SITS girls and I am a new follower! :)

Laurie Parrack said...

Chrissy thank you very much. Hope you enjoy it.