Hi Everyone! I am joining Elizabeth today for her new blog link, called "Second Look on the Second" where we can share a favorite post from way back in our blog's history. This post first appeared on June 4, 2007, when I told the story of a quilt I made. You may even recognize some of the fish from my altered books!
This quilt actually hangs in our downstairs bath. It takes up one entire
wall. I made it from a pattern by a quilt artist whose name escapes me
at the moment--but it is with the embellishing that originality comes
into play. I'll list (since we all like lists so much ! LOL!) some of
1)The majority of the big colorful fish are cut from fabric & appliqued on.
2)Just above dead center on the quilt you may be able to see a small
sand snail shell. This is a shell that I collected while visiting my
grandfather in Southern Italy back in the 70s. He lived at the top of a
mountain & we took walks everyday along the roads in the hills.
3)Here & there are some smaller blown glass fish & one or two wooden ones that started out life as earrings.
4)In the top left corner is a blue glazed sand dollar which was part of a necklace given to me over 20 years ago.
5)The mermaid, left of center, I made out of polymer clay, fabric, sequins & beads.
6)Below the mermaid is a lobster toy from a Happy Meal our daughter ate as a child.
7)Moving right is seaweed I made from tulle that my mom gave me.
8)And, the coral base is a brooch and the branches are part of a necklace that had belonged to my husband's family.
Writing this blog has made me appreciate this quilt even more. Hopefully some day, I can pass it down to our daughter.
Anyone with a family heirloom story?