Sunday, October 16, 2016

Erin's Diamonds - Close Up

Since we are gone for the weekend (this post is scheduled to appear while we are away), I thought I'd just let you look at some closeup shots of the gorgeous Erin's Diamonds.






I am now ready to quilt on the other side of the frame. While I quilt, I frequently find myself thinking about Grandma, the last owner of this frame. She made lots and lots of quilts on this frame - too many to count, for sure. Once when we shopped together, I bought a few pieces of Kaffe Fassett fabric, and her reaction was priceless. She wrinkled up her nose and gave me a quizzical look as if she were certain I'd lost my mind. She was NOT a fan of these bright and bold fabrics. I have to chuckle a little bit to think that the first quilt I do on her old frame is a KF quilt. Even though the fabric wasn't to her liking, I have to believe that she would be happy to know I'm using her old frame.

I do still plan to have my mother quilt a little bit on this, as well as DD Erin. It just seems really important to me that all these generations play a part in this quilt - it represents the link between generations.

Happy Quilting, Friends!



10 comments:

Ariane said...

This quilt is going to be gorgeous!!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Bravo for bringing the generations together and inspiring the younger people to quilt. Your quilt is wonderful.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt and the quilting is perfect. I bet your grandmother would have come around had she seen this quilt.

The Cozy Quilter said...

KF fabrics are a bit of a jolt the first time you see them--they are so different from traditional quilting fabrics. I am sure your grandmother would have learned to love them in this beautiful quilt! I love the texture you are adding with your red quilting.

Jill said...

Personally, I am infatuated with KF fabrics. The first time I saw them, I most likely wrinkled up my nose just because they were different and not calico-like. However, the bright colors kept calling me. This is a guess, but I think you grandmother would have warmed to them also. I like the red thread on the very-well pieced diamonds.

Sarah said...

I love KF fabrics, but I'm sure she would be thrilled to know the frame is being used and loved!

CathieJ said...

I love the idea of making that a multi-generational quilt. It is beautiful.

Lena Pugacheva said...

This is gorgeous!

Robin said...

Oh, so pretty! I love the way you are quilting it. It really makes the diamonds stand out. Nice job!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's such a pretty quilt... how could Grandma not love it?!?
Great stitching texture... enjoy!