I made this a few months ago but I thought it would be a fitting to show you today. I got the idea from Stitched Gifts by Jessica Marquez.
I embroidered the words onto muslin, folded it in half with stitching to the inside, sewed a banner shape with the short, straight end open, turned it inside out, and hand sewed a ribbon onto the end while closing the opening.I cleaned out an old vanilla extract jar, carved a wine bottle cork down with a box cutter (I wouldn’t recommend this!), and voila! I left it on his pillow the morning I left for California at Christmas, for him to find when he came back from taking me to the airport.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you!
Being in Roanoke this weekend, I was able to gift a quilt I’ve yet to really blog about, to my dear friend Catherine.Sorry it’s not the best picture. Jango sure is cute!
She recently completed a really messy, nasty divorce, the kind of divorce no one should ever have to go through. But she’s come out the other side and is better for it, I think. When I decided to cut out my Single Girl quilt I accidentally cut too many of a few pieces and then decided to go with it and make Catherine a (hopefully) meaningful quilt. I asked her what her favorite color was and she said, in all honesty, “puke green.” I tried to find a color like that and while I don’t think I succeeded, Kona cotton in Moss worked out.
Unfortunately, as I sat down to write this post, I realized I never properly photographed it! Next time I go up there I’ll have to make a point of it.The rings are all Denyse Schmidt fabrics and a couple solids.The backing is mostly Katie Jump Rope brown bandana print that I got on clearance at Thimble Pleasures.
It’s quilted on Ursula in a large blowing maple leaf pattern with a variegated brown thread. It was bound in the orange plaid from KJR and I embroidered a label reading “for catherine, a single girl. summer 2011. ♥ kait.” It measures somewhere around 45″ x 65″ and she loved it :)