These first two are entitled Flower Girl 1 and Flower Girl 2. I found the vintage pieces of surface embroidery in a thrift store and made them into small quilts. The stitching reminds me of the stamped embroidery I did as a child with whatever threads were available for me to use in my mother's stitching supplies. I love the exuberant colours the stitcher used! I remember what a shock it was when |I got into counted cross stitch and the patterns told me what colours to use - I was used to more freedom!
This lovely bit of completed cross stitch was another thrift store find. I had the perfect fabric in my stash for the binding and backing - white capped waves. Logically enough, this one is entitled Lighthouse.
Okay, so maybe I spend too much time and money in the thrift store?? I thought this was a lovely bit of cross stitch and I had to bring it home as well and use it to make a small crazy quilt. The hardest part was trying to keep the seam treatments simple. This one is called Tea Party and I think it would look sweet in a child's room.
These last two quilts were made from one large crazy quilt block that I reworked. This first one is called "Remember Me". I shared this one in progress in an earlier post.
This last one is called Autumn Gold because of the colours.
I have my fingers crossed that these six quilts, together with another from the Heartbreak to Hope exhibit, will manage to put me over the $1,000.00 mark. Wish me luck!