The Alderwood Quilts blog is for customers, friends and quilt enthusiasts. . Sue and her husband also own run a small lavender farm along with the quilt shop. You'll see lavender and other gardening topics, as well as knitting, recipes, photos of kids and pets.. and whatever else comes to mind.
Friday, March 30, 2012
I made this wall hanging a few weeks ago. I donated it to a benefit auction that will be held later this month.. The proceeds will benefit the Lelooska Foundation in Ariel, Washington (just north of the Portland area).
patterns and complete kits on my website and I've always wanted to make this up. I like it so much that I want to make another one for myself! Sheryl also designed the Manzanita Tree pattern. She's very talented- and very nice, too!
The fabric is appliqued onto the background. The Crows are applied with fusible applique and then stitched very closely around the edge. Then the beads and buttons are sewn on by hand. It took me longer to sew on the beads than it did to make the quilt! The bead packs are made for Alderwood Quilts by my bead artist friend, Lanai Kinsky. I carry the little bead packs in 6 different colorways. The thin green border (see top photo) is 3-dimensional, which is a really nice touch. (Did I mention that I love Sheryl's patterns?)
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It is gorgeous!!!!
Very nice! I can see why sewing the beads took a long time; there's lots of them! Have you been knitting any socks lately?
Hmmm....I am not anonymous. It's me, Judy S.
How gorgeous! Love the colors used. Jane
I saw this little quilt at the Quilters Annon quilt show in Monroe last month. I took a photograph of it, because it took my fancy.
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