Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Baptismal Quitls

When my grandsons were baptised I made each of them a special baptismal quilt. The white fabric background is called Fairy Frost and has a wonderful shimmer to it. They we're baptised on their First Birthday so I added their handprints from that age. All the family from around the U.S. gathered to celebrate their baptism and birthday.

They loved their quilts and used them until they almost wore out. They called them their "church" quilt. 
They also loved the wide silk binding!
I made all 3 of my grandson's s baptismal quilt but could only find these two.
I scanned these pictures into the computer, you would think I could get them closer together (and straight) but no that would look to good!

 Anyway my daughter's girlfriend loved the quilts and asked me to make 3 for her own children. She is a wonderful person and helped us tremendously when we packed up our daughter's family and moved them all back to Michigan. So here they are, I had hoped to have these done sooner but their finally done and ready to be shipped to Florida. The first one is for her oldest son who also made is First Holy Communion in May so I added that in too.

 They're all made with the white Fairy Frost fabric.

 This is for her littlest son who someday will be making his First Communion so I added that in also.

And a purple one for her little girl whos favorite color is of course, purple.

 We have this large tree in our yard at work. My employee told me they have one at home in his yard and every summer when the blossoms blow off the tree and fall into his pool the water turns bright green.

I'm told the tree is called Heavenly, well the scent is heavenly anyway. I picked the blossoms

 soaked them in my dyepot over night and the water turned a wierd green. I didn't simmer it because I wasn't sure what the heat might do to the color.

Last night I added a strip of mordanted wool. In a couple of days well see what "heavenly" color I get. I'm thinking it might be bright yellow.

1 comment:

Anchorage Log Cabin Quilters said...

It wilb bbe fun to what the color turns out. Do they use chlorine in the pool ?

The quilts are wo derful

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