Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stuffed Butterflies...from yesteryear.....

The label I put on this quilt says 1980, Miami, Florida. So is that vintage or just plain old?? I made this quilt 30 years ago in my hand applique and hand quilting stage. I quilted bees and bugs and flowers and the butterflies are stuffed trupunto style. It seemed so dated, but my mother loves it and so it hangs on her wall in her room at the assisted living facility where she has lived for 8 years. It is there where she writes her poetry and struggles with Parkinson's disease. I am pleased that she feels that my quilt inspires her.

1 comment:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I think you could safely call this quilt vintage. It is really beautiful. I dont think I would ever get tired of looking at it.

I did a similar one for my sister about 4 years ago(hand appliqued about 125 butterflies ...ugh. I havent hand appliqued anything since.