This quilt comes to us thanks to the Crooked Road Quilters' Guild, of which my husband's mother and aunt are both members. The sweet ladies decided to go with a traditional sort of "bee" in which each lady made a block (or two or three!), sticking with a floral theme.
As you can see, many of the blocks were appliqued. (And please forgive my lack of an accent aigu on the word "applique" - I just can't figure out how to do this on blogger for the life of me!)
Anyhow, here are all of the lovely block as seen in pairs. You can also see the lovely quilting that my mother-in-law did.
For most of the blocks, my mother-in-law did an echo quilting around each flower, then a tight stippling to fill out the rest of the blocks. But if you look closely, you can how each block is unique and how she used quite a varitey of quilting designs. She also did a scroll on the inner sashing strips and loops on the yellow border.
There are all types of flowers. The one on the left in the above picture was embroidered. And do you see the vase on the top right? My mother-in-law put three circles on the vase to represent Charlotte's three years of life. How meaningful!
And the flowers are appliqued using all different methods, too.
Some are raw-edge, some have a blanket stitch, and others still were done using a satin or zig zag stitch.
And some blocks weren't appliqued at all, but were pieced instead.
There is just such a lovely variety of color and method in this quilt!
Below is a close-up of the quilting in the borders. Look at that feathering!
And finally, the backing is a cream colored tone-on-tone paisley pattern.
Many thanks to the Crooked Road Quilters' Guild for this lovely donation to benefit brain cancer research in honor of Charlotte.
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Size: 68 x 81 inches
Made by: The Crooked Road Quilters' Guild
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"Someone in your life needs a quilt, and someone in mine needs a cure."
Charlotte's gRACE for a Cure 2014 Quilt Auction to benefit the PBTF