Gay Boomer of Sentimental Stitches is offering another free sew along. A Re-do of an endearing vintage signature quilt she is referring to as "Dear Daughter".
I tried to resist, really I did... but alas I'm now diving in head first.
There are a great many circle blocks in this quilt - possibly to represent Love Eternal or maybe even Wedding Rings. Women used their own fabrics and style to come up with ways to adorn the Circle signature blocks they made for the quilt recipient.
Not all of the blocks are Circles... here are my versions of Blocks 3 and 6.
These were quick to choose fabrics for.
But the Circles -oh those blank circles.
What ever shall I fill them with? I ponder longer than I sew.
Thankfully, some ideas are starting to come to me.
If you'd like to join in - visit Gay's page HERE.
For curious minds - here is an official defination of Broderie Perse:
It is the art of cutting out fabric images, arranging and sewing them back together onto a background fabric to create an entirely new scene. It was common in the 17th century to pin or baste the raw edge elements down and then use embroidery stitches around the edges to neatly secure the cut outs into place onto the background fabric. Today many quilter's are using needle turn techniques to achieve a similar look.
every quilt tells a story....