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Saturday, June 17, 2006

You Know Your Mummy Loves You When...



Back in 2001 my Mum bought a quilted wall hanging pattern she wanted to make for me. Well this week she finally finished it after two years of work!

The design is by Three Swans and its originally charted for the dragon to be done in shades of red, mine is in green. Its about 8 feet high and two feet wide and I just LOVE it!

Here's a close-up of the dragon's face.

This afternoon my Mum and I went out to The Country Quilter in Richmond for their annual quilt exhibit and sale. This year was our third year going. I have to say I was really impressed by the quits they had on exhibit compared to the Common Threads Quilt show we had gone to at the end of May. There was a lot of wonderful, and creative pieces on display. Of course we also had to shop! I came home with 3 fat quarters and two more 1/2 yards of dragon fabric!

The fat quarters are for that small pumpkin patch piece I stitched back during March Break. I plan on finishing it as a Cube-It. I couldn't make up my mind on what I wanted so I bought three!!! Now I just need to find the time to do the finishing... and find the right ribbon to embellish it.

And of course I can't go into a place selling fabric without looking for dragon fabric. I managed to score two more for the "collection". What I'm going to do with all of these pieces (and very different) of dragon fabric I don't know. But I just can't help collecting them!

Now I'm getting ready to sit down and work on Mon Coeur by Jeannette Douglas (should be another quickie).

7 comments:

Sharon said...

Dani, that wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous! You will definitely treasure that all your life! Love the fabric, especially the dragon fabric, it looks neat!

Singular Stitches said...

The dragon wall hanging is just *stunning*. Your Mum did a fantastic job. What a labor of love!

Anonymous said...

The piece your mom made for is amazing. I would love to have something like that and then to have love behind it makes it all that much more wonderful.

Christine Doyle said...

Gorgeous wall hanging, Dani! Gratz to Mom!

Karen said...

Dani it's just beautiful! I'm sure the picture doesn't even do it justice.

Von said...

Your dragon quilt really is stunning, Dani! I know you'll treasure it and all the love your mom put into it. :D

Jennifer said...

WOW!! I want a mom like that!!! Can she adopt me? Actually, I love my own mother but that is a truly AWESOME gift! I know how many "I Love You"s went into that piece if it is shown in every stitch!!