Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gabi's Quilt - Embellished

So remember that little bit that I managed to salvage?

I trimmed it up a bit and ended up with this.

the save

Then came a thorough wash.

Somewhere along the line, I cut it at an angle.

Then basted in a border line.
And a spot for me to add my heart later.

Then it was passed in no particular order through our group in Mülheim.

- Angela - Elizabeth - Gila - Helga - Hildegard - Sigrid - Roswitha -

At last it was passed back to me and I added a few stitches here and there.

And we ended up with this!

made new again

Amazing - isn't it?

I love that you can still see some damage from the fire - upper left corner.

Gabi's beautiful hand quilting is there too.

a garden

And then all the embellishments.

Thick threads and thin.

Knots and flowers.


Weaving and stitching.

With love and care.

with love

Until it was framed and gifted back to Gabi  for her and her husband to enjoy.

Something ruined. Destroyed by fire. Left as ashes.

Restored, embellished and made more beautiful.

By our hands with our hearts for them.


The End

No Wait ... there's to be an epilogue!

Gabi just told me she's nearly done quilting the {recreated} quilt.

Maybe I'll get to see it when I visit.

I promise to take more pictures.

That is ... unless you're ready for a different story ...

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  1. AMAZING!!! The repro turned out wonderfully and the salvaged piece, phenomenal! Great job! You are such a good friend.

  2. Oh my gosh! This is so beautiful! You certainly have some very kind friends who added some love to this quilt. You are a very good friend indeed.

  3. Oh my goodness...Jovita it is so beautiful! I love all the work everyone added to this piecs...Love,Love Love it!!!

  4. The salvaged quilt piece turned out so beautiful with each person adding their own embellishment. I can see this story in a children's book with illustrations of the quilt at the various stages.

  5. You're one of those people who can attend to and address important events in peoples's lives in a creative and meaningful way. I admore that about you. What a lovely gift for your friend.


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