Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Featuring Nina Clotfelter!
Some of you may remember a blog post in the distant past where Vicki Crooms, my good friend and "stalker" from Alabama, shared her observations of "nekked Barbies" in the antique stores while shopping for linens. A very popular blog post for sure!
I was recently teaching/speaking for the Pensacola Quilt Guild and a small group of Alabama quilters, Vicki's quilting friends, attended my workshops. Needless to say they were in charge of the entertainment committee...what a great group of ladies! One of these quilters, Nina Clotfelter, attended two of my workshops and wow...she should have been teaching them. She is a fabulous quilter and she shared a recent project. I just knew you would all love to see her work...especially with the "wedding season" coming up. This would be a great idea for that special gift. Nina's story is below...thank you for sharing Nina!
Hugs, Cindy :)
"I wanted to try your techniques as Vicki Crooms, (neked Barbie girl), had made some beautiful pieces! My husband's best friend's son was getting married last year, and I wanted to do something special. One of my brides maids had an artist paint on my wedding invitation, framed it, and gave it to me for a gift. This is very special to me and still hangs on my wall after 26 years of marriage.
So, I looked for a hankie sized linen. The wedding colors were yellow and blue and I wanted a linen with one or both colors...I found this one with yellow.
I copied the wedding invitation onto printable organza. I liked all the little extra scrolls and initials on the invitation, so I included them.
There was a little too much space in the middle and thought a heart would be appropriate.
The navy from the wedding is on the back of this piece. I like the way it turned out! I hope they will hang this in their home for years to come!!