Thursday, November 26, 2009

Vintage CQ...Flower #25

A quick post before getting to cooking in the kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I've been making this flower for a few years now, and wanted to include it in the quilt as a memento.

A cornflower for my Mom, who loved them so....

This little block has hand dyed silk, hand painted silk, antique obi cloth, rayon jacquard, quilters' cotton polka dots...it's good to remember that crazy quilting is just as much about the juxtaposition of fabrics as it is about the stitching...at least, to this fabric lover it is!

Hope you all have a loving and safe holiday...

13 comments :

Pam Kellogg said...

Beautiful Allie! As always. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day! Hugs!

Judy S. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Allie. Nice flower.

Deb H said...

One of the things I love best about quilting, are the stories & the meanings that go into them.

It's beautiful, both the flower & the story.

Karen said...

So beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Barbara C said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Your cornflower is lovely.

roxanestoner said...

This one is my favorite. Just lovely project.

Rian said...

Happy Thanksgiving Allie, and what a beautiful cornflower you made. Lovely sentiment.

Conni said...

Sweet cornflower... another beautiful block!

Shogun said...

It looks just like a cornflower. Beautiful.

Summerset said...

Aww. . . it's so pretty! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Granny Fran said...

I love that cornflower! I call them bachelor buttons, and the blue ones are one of my favorite flowers. They seed themselves around the garden now that I put out seeds several years ago. Do you have instructions for your cornflowers posted somewhere?

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Plays with Needles said...

I love how cornflower re-seeds itself and pops up all over the place...even in places where it doesn't belong -- like in the cracks of the sidewalks/driveways or in a patch of shasta daisies -- though sometimes it's tough to get breathing room there!

I like the idea that your mother's cornflower has found her way into your quilt...the idea of having flowers representing some of your treasured souls adds that much more beauty to your work.

sunny day, Susan