Here is the quilt top now pinned and ready to quilt. A few weeks ago, I blogged about making a quilt for my Aunt Beth who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has had her surgery and now is going through radiation. I hope to surprise her with this quilt. I have already starting to HAND QUILT this beauty. It will take longer, but it will be worth it. She will cherish it for years to come!
I decided to embellish the quilt with some pearl cotton embroidery designs. I wanted to add the names of her immediate family, her hubby and her three children into the quilt to make it more personal. What I did to accomplish this is I pinned the top to the batting only and then added the stitching. After all the needle work was done, I pinned the back on. This way the embroidery's knots and strings did not show through to the back. For the sashing between the stacked coins, I used pearl pink KONA solid fabric, my favorite!
(the front)For the back of the quilt, I decided to add another personal touch. She has two grandchildren so far. Since I added the names of her children on the front of the quilt, I couldn't decide if I should add the names of the grandchildren too. My dilema was that I didin't want to exclude future grandchildren if I put the two existing grandchildren names on the quilt. The solution was simple, they call her "BeBe" so I decided to put that on the back as a way to include all the future offspring without having to name them all. I thought it was pretty ingenius. She loves being called this!
"BeBe" is what her grandchildren call her!