Can you make out the embroidered "Mamaw & Papaw love you too?"
the black embroidery threads are showing through the very thin background and I do not draw well.
blanket stitching is still my fave applique stitch
I was doing what I could at the time with what I had.
Then here is a whole cloth version, probably my first try at free motion quilting for Rob's younger brother made several years later. It was damaged when we had a fire in our home.
The quilting has Travis' genealogy quilted in the tree
Nope-no great pieces of art here but I'm in no way ashamed of them even with the wavy bindings, crude drawings, odd fabrics. There is lots of love in those quilts for those boys and that's what counts.
Now, 32 years later, here are "Jesus Loves Me" panels in progress. These have been traced onto cotton then hand painted. Panels will be available in pattern form to be traced or transferred onto muslin or other cotton in a choice of 2 panel sizes -16" by 27" or
11" by 18" with complete instructions for making a baby quilt.
The panels will also be available printed on PFD [prepared for dying] Kona cotton for the quilt maker to paint.
The above was written several months ago and there has been even more new thoughts and developments for the pattern/print that will be available soon. I hope to have it all in the works within the next couple of weeks.
The panels are available in my Etsy shop in very limited quantity till I see how they may do