Thursday, September 3, 2009

Challenge wallhanging

Our guild has a challenge every September meeting. We were to take a normal name of a quilt block and change one letter in it or rearrange the letters to invent a new quilt block. I made Irish China out of Irish Chain. I used photos of my grandparents and my Dad and also copied Nana's recipes onto fabric.
Here's a close up. I think I found the cups and teapot on as a free download. The embroidery is actually a photocopy of Nana's embroidery. When I was a little girl, all my pillowcases were embroidered by her.

We were supposed to do 4 blocks but my wallhanging was getting too big. I made a matching tea cozy with the remaining teapot and recipes. Thats all for today!


DoreyR said...

Wow! This is fabulous. I love composition, the colours and the heritage additions. Well done!

Sandra :) said...

ROTFL @ Irish China from Irish Chain - what a hoot!!! They're beautiful projects, and a wonderful tribute to your Nana :)

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

It is beautiful! I especially love the matching tea cozy.


Carol said...

That is a lovely project and a lovely memory of your family. i especially like the teapots.