About a year ago, my oldest daughter gave me a birthday gift of some beautiful redwork panels she had embroidered from patterns by Quilting Bee Designs. I’ve been working on turning them into wall hangings throughout the year and just completed the largest one of the group – a scene that shows a sunbonnet lady working on her design wall.
I love all the details in the piece – the shelves with the fabric stash, the slightly messy appearance with snippets of material on the floor ….
….and the award ribbons on the wall – two first place and one second (not every quilt is a blue ribbon winner!).
I like the idea that the 1880s-dressed lady is making her quilt with modern conveniences like a sewing machine and an iron, a rotary cutter and the latest rulers.
I wanted to highlight my daughter’s beautiful hand embroidery and kept the border simple. From my Electric Quilt 6 software, I chose Clay’s Choice as the corner blocks and arranged Hour Glass blocks for the border.
The piece would have been better with my daughter’s hand quilting, but she had other projects she was working on, so I did some very simple machine quilting.
The center section measures 16×12 inches and the complete wall hanging is 28x 24 inches. After photos in the backyard, I brought it in to hang on my computer/sewing room door.
Here are other projects I posted earlier, using some of the panels: