Thursday, January 6, 2011

DIANNE'S JEWELED LEAVES

It's finally finished! Well, almost! I still have to make the label. My first finish of 2011 is called "Dianne's Jeweled Leaves". I started it as a "plane" project this past summer when we flew to Portland, OR and Vancouver and Victoria, BC.
I used different "beige" fabrics for the 12" blocks and was excited to use scraps of fabric for the leaves. Of, course, it didn't even make a dent in my scrap bin. LOL! I am very happy with the way it turned out. I even made my own quilting template design! The original pattern is called "Noel" from Mc Call's Quilting Magazine (Dec. 2001)
The quilt is going to a special person in our DD's life (and ours!). Dianne has been a "second" mother and good friend to our DD. She has also opened up her home and heart to us when we are in "her neck of the woods!" This is a big "THANK YOU! to you, Dianne. It will be in the mail soon!

8 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

Alicia said...

Love this! Love the colors, and how the quilting really enhances everything!

Lealoo said...

Gorgeous Momma!

Ruth said...

Love the leaves!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love this quilt! Great job on the quilting!

The Swires said...

WOW! It is so beautiful! She is gonna LOVE IT!!! What a wonderful surprise!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

What a beautiful quilt!

virtualquilter said...

Peggy,

I am so glad you commented on my EQ Dozen design ... I found my way to this quilt! I fell in love with String of Beads design many years ago, but have rarely seen one made up ... other than my own! (And another of my own which is a slow work in progress!)

Judy B