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Monday, October 26, 2009

Gardens of DeVere

These are just a few pictures of the beautiful of DeVere Venue at Hunton Park, England. I have completed Loving Hearts and what a beautiful backdrop to photograph this little quilt than in these wonderful gardens. The gardens are getting ready for fall, but are still quite beautiful and full of color. The Loving Hearts little mini quilt is made from vintage cottons and homespun fabrics. The base is an antique nine-patch that I bought at a country auction west of St. Louis, Missouri. The hearts are homespun for New Jersey. All other fabrics came from my collection, some older than others, but all at least 20 years old. I have dedicated Loving Hearts to the many people who volunteer their time and monies to others. The quilt is 98% hand stitched. No batting, just layers of fabric, with ragged edges. The hearts have some small zig-zag machine stitching on the edge. I lap quilted the quilt, and it kept calling for more quilting, so there is quite a bit of quilting on this piece. A small charm gives a little sparkle to the piece. The size is approximately 11 x 11 5/8 inches. Loving Hearts was started in USA and completed at Hunton Park, UK.

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