Friday, May 6, 2011

Marcia's Tiny Treasures Quilt - It's All in Your Initials!

Using a variation of my Scattered Quilt Pattern, I constructed a small quilt. I quilted it with my name all over the quilt in a wavy design.  Marcia Marcia Marcia Marcia Marcia... You can see a video of the quilting at Work in Progress - The Quilting.   

The quilt measures 30" X 32".  I attached the binding with an all machine embroidery binding and added a hanging sleeve on the top.  

I hung it on the wall behind my quilting machine, where I then added all my tiny treasures.....  Pins from quilting events and pins from when I was a teacher.  Pins from Relay for Life including a photo of my Dad who died of cancer in 1996.  My Mom is currently battling cancer.  I pinned up my tiny crocheted items that I made years ago.  Then I added charms, pins, and necklaces from four generations of my family.  They all  have special meanings.  As I was going thru' my treasures, I found the little beaded pins from the 90's!  Can you see the American Flag and the Packer G?  I decided to group the items, but I certainly could have just put them up in any order. What a delightful quilt project!  The perfect spot for all the little memorabilia from the past. As I find more items, I will proudly display them on my quilted wall hanging. 

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Unknown said...

I love that - I have a lot of cute little items I have gotten over the years and I don't do jewelry and trinkets but this is a cool way to show off my gifts... Loving this!!!


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

What a fun way to do your quilting. Did you ever feel like you were forgetting how to write your name with having sewn it so many times - I do when having to sign a lot of documents at one time - lol!

Miss Hillbilly said...

Neat idea adding all those little treasures!

Heather said...

What a fun project! I like the idea of putting all those treasures on there too.

Chris Daly said...

What a neat idea Marcia! You have so many creative ideas. I love the pineapple quilt next to your new creation too!