Saturday, November 16, 2019

Four Generations (Day 16 Post)

Is what I have named my sisters table topper that was finished off last night during FNSI.   I chose 4 blocks for this topper for a very significant reason.

And that reason is that there are 4 generations of women in my family.    The top block represents my mother and she is dressed in a small floral print to honour the many hours that she spends in her  garden.   The block underneath her on the left of the screen represents me - I  have a love of aqua and sea colours.   The block next to me on the right of the screen represents my daughter-in-law as blue is her colour.  And of course you have guessed that the bottom one is Miss M all in pink.

I did try laying out the blocks in a row for a tablerunner but there was too much "filling in fabric" to be sewn between the blocks and the impact of the sisters block was lost.

It was a fun project to work on and the blocks would look good in whatever fabric was chosen.    The possibilities are endless on how to dress the sisters.

Here is a close up of the quilting.   As you can see I quilted down the front of the dresses and then did quite a bit of stitching in the ditch around the rest of the bodies, arms and heads.

You can pop on over here to see what else was achieved during FNSI.    Thanks goes to Wendy for hosting another fun and productive Friday night.

This was my nominated OMG project for November.

Linking with Peacock Party.
                      Finished or not Friday
                      From Bolt to Beauty

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all   


Anorina @SameliasMum said...

What an absolutely beautiful table topper and so special to your own family.

retdairyqueen said...

That looks fabulous Karen and I love the idea of your four generations

Pink Rose said...

Hi Karen wow this is wonderful and very special,well done my friend xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thats gorgeous Karen! I love it! Such a special piece you have made xx

Vicki said...

That's a beautiful table topper with fantastic meaning behind it.

Maria said...

Great special table topper..

Susie H said...

Love the significance of the table topper and it's very pretty!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh sew sweet!! with a great meaning behind it!

Marly said...

Lovely table topper into which you put so much thought. I love this pattern and the lovely ladies are on my to-do list too.

Patty said...

Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!