Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Heartfelt Wishes for Libby

Quilt Canada is in Penticton, BC later this week and have been reflecting on the unfortunate medical issue that Libby Lehman is dealing with at this time. Libby was scheduled to be the keynote speaker and instructor at Quilt Canada but she suffered an aneurism and stroke a couple of weeks ago and is unable to attend.  Those attending the event this year have been invited to bring a quilt block with a heart image (6.5" unfinished) and they will be made into a quilt for Libby.

I decided that I would like to make a block for her and last night I put together this one that has some of the techniques I enjoy so much. I placed my heart on a background that was cut from an unfinished quilt started by a close fibre artist friend. The background is machine and hand pieced and the pale section has been painted and stamped. The heart that I added was made by layering red organza over thread waste and some glittery bits and then stitching it down. A few little lashes peek out from behind the organza so that you can see just what is under there.

1 comment:

thebutterflyquilter said...

I love your little red heart. Beautiful!