Wool Applique Quilt Finish

Sarah's Graduation from College Quilt 

Sarah took this picture on a semester abroad
in Mexico her sophomore year

The minute I saw this picture, I just knew it was going to be a quilt for her graduation!  I started it back in January and finished it in time.  I hand appliqued a variety of turquoise felted wool onto a white felted wool background.  After the scroll was done, I added beads.  I used turquoise and coral beads because she loves these colors and because I thought it would remind her of her trip to Mexico.  After the beads were sewn on, I hand quilted by stippling.  The results were wonderful.  I just love it.  She was surprised!  Below are some better pics of her and the quilt.  

the backing

The label I made to place on the back of her quilt.

Sarah opening her quilt from me.

Sarah with me and the quilt. 
For directions of how I accomplished this, go to earlier posts here.  


It turned out BEAUTIFUL! Great job!
Debbie said…
Wow! It came out great, Stephanie! Congratulations to Sarah and the whole family.
Pokey said…
I just read the post on your dd's graduation, and I thought, "Wonder if Steph got the quilt done?" WooHoo, look at YOU! It is incredible, truly a labor of love! Priceless. Good work, Stephanie! Congrats to Sarah ~
Gene Black said…
I can only echo the first commenter..it turned out Beautiful!
And congrats on the graduation too!
Barb said…
What a sweet picture with the both of you. Your quilt turned out super wonderful and I know she will cherish it always. Congrats on the graduation.
Stephanie, it is just beautiful. I can see all the love you sewed into it from here. Beautiful graduate, too!
Kim D. said…
Hi Stephanie, I haven't been over for a visit in quite some time. I'm happy I stopped by today to see your beautiful graduation quilt. I love it and I'm impressed that you used wool. I have a photo of a beautiful ironwork door that I have hung in my sewing room, a project to be completed one of these years. You have truly inspired me with yours.
Loris said…
Stephanie, this turned out so beautiful! What a sweet work of art and loving gift for your daughter. You will both cherish this through the years. Congratulations to you both for such a successful graduation!
Vesuviusmama said…
Congrats on another college grad! What a special quilt you made for her! Oh, and yesterday I met a woman who was a college friend of my husband's who mentioned an interest in learning to quilt who is in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins. I just sent her a link to your blog (not so you could teach her to quilt, but to let her know if isn't just country bumpkins like me who quilt!)

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