May 21, 2009

Very Pretty Signature Quilt

My friend Karen designed this very striking signature quilt to commemorate the upcoming retirement of her teacher friend, Faye. The three sections of signature blocks represent the three phases of her teaching career. Each section contains signatures of the people she worked with at that time in her career. They're separated by strips of the most beautiful appliqued vines and flowers. Karen machine quilted the signature blocks and borders, but hand quilted the appliqued strips. It's a real shame that I'm not a better photographer -- the quilt was much prettier in person. (And my camera was set on the wrong function!)
Great job, Karen! And Happy Retirement, Faye!

15 comments:

Grandma Barbara said...

So beautiful!! And the signatures make it priceless!!! Well done, Karen!!

Karen said...

I think this is the prettiest signature quilt I have ever seen! And I do mean that.

free indeed said...

This is one of the prettiest signature quilts I have ever seen too. Wonderful color and setting.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow Kim....I'm not one for signature blocks but this one is a stunner. Really is, and so glad you shared with us out here in blogland!

Karen said...

I really like this quilt! The applique strips really made a difference! Great idea to separate the years she worked with different folks. I'm sure the recipient is going to be overwhelmed with joy at such a gorgeous memory quilt!

QuiltSue said...

What a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing it.

Michelle said...

What a marvelous gift to receive, she must be so touched. Beautiful color harmony and a nice touch adding the applique.

Vivian said...

This is a totally unique signature quilt, unlike any others I've seen. It will no doubt be treasured. Absolutely lovely.

SueR said...

I found your blog from the winner of your book, Millie, and am delighted to have found it. I just bought your book, and I LOVE it! Looking forward to seeing more scrap quilts!

FabricsNQuilts said...

What a beautiful quilt & precious gift. I love the whole concept!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I saw that you listed my bog as a place to visit so I'll be adding your blog to my list because I just LOVE your blog. Great quilts so I'll be exploring and getting some ideas.

Kim said...

A beautiful quilt and the signatures make this the perfect retirement gift for a friend.

Barb said...

That is pretty....thanks for showing the quilt.

Darlene said...

Hello - I've just discovered your blog - so much eye candy! I'll be back soon!

Bunny said...

So happy I found you that signature quilt is such a wonderful gift and will have great memories for the person who receives it. Wow Will follow you