Last week's applique quilts were amazing. This week, I've decided to show you some other quilts featuring wonderful handwork.
The first is called "Von Herzen: Baltimore in Berlin" by Karin Grabowski of Berlin Germany.
It is machine pieced, hand quilted and embroidered, and beaded. The design sources are Antique Quilts, a book by Elly Sienkiewicz, Jennifer Buechel's Heart block and a class in silk embroidery with beads.
Karen says, "Ever since I saw my first Baltimore Album quilt I knew I had to make one myself. I decided to make a small quilt for my husband's 50th birthday. The blocks in the middle feature local landmarks. The border leads through a gardener's year. The quilting was left relatively sparse. The name of the quilt was chosen to express my deep feelings for my husband."
The next quilt is a lovely redwork quilt called "Birds in My Yo Yo Garden" by Joanne Johnson and Kim Norton of Sugar Land, Texas.
It contains yo-yo's of course, and is embroidered. The design sources are traditional yo-yo quilts and redwork embroidery birds from Crabapple Hill. The quilter's statement says, "I have always wanted to do a redwork embroidery quilt and a Yo-yo quilt. The Yo-yos looked like flowers to me and so naturally went with the birds."
I guess you could say she killed to birds with one stone. I am not particularly drawn to Yo-yos myself, but I have often looked at redwork quilts and thought that I would like to try it one day.
What about you? Do you incorporate embroidery into your quilts?
Thanks for reading today,