Thursday, July 17, 2008

Memorial Day quilt




Our town is a big Civil War town..
We have a luminary on Memorial Day, at our Civil War cemetery, and each year the scouts put out the bags and candles. Something like 5,000 candles are put out. It's an awesome sight, all lit up for one night. I went out and took a few pictures while the set up was going on. My photo is above, and the quilt made from it, is above it. "Memorial Day Luminaria" is 46x38" and all hand and machine appliqued, sewn, embellished and quilted (still quilting it a bit..). I layered the fabrics, rather than piece them, and then sewed down the larger pieces. Then went back in with thread and floss to embellish. I found a cool flag print at Joann's and fussy cut the flags to applique on.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

The quilt is amazing. It captures the real essence of the place without exactly copying.

M.Kate said...

Oh..my..goodness..this quilt is exquisite, you made is almost exactly the same like the picture!!! So amazing. I am going to Kuching, East Malaysia next week, they have some very authentic materials there, pua kumbu..we hardly find them here at West Malaysia, will see if I can get some for you..is it ok? I know quilters loves all sort of fabrics...though i couldnt sew even if my life depended on it..have a fantastic weekend :P

Sew Fab Martha said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!
What a beautiful quilt and your interpretation of the photo is exquisite!
I am in awe!

Kristin L said...

Nice interpretation of the photo! I love all those luscious greens too :-)

Vivian said...

I love this quilt! What a fantastic job you did interpreting the photo in fabric! Thank you for visiting my blog and the nice comment you left.

Rachel said...

A very cool quilt! Your attention to detail is amazing!

Annie Coe said...

Beautiful quilt. You are one talented lady :-).

Sample Ohana said...

What an amazing piece of art and history! You are lovely and so gifted! Lauren