Monday, June 1, 2015


 Someone very dear to my heart is graduating from the 8th grade.
 Not deserving of a car (4 more years,....maybe )
but, deserving of a quilt made by grandma !
Size 12" x 14" 
Fused art applique
Freemotion and straight line quilting, fused binding. 
This was the first time I used the oil Paintstik which becomes permanent after it's heat set.
The rubbing plate had a neat texture that I mimicked on the vase with quilting.


the girlfriend gap said...

This is so sweet Vickie. Hope she loved it. I am amazed each time you create one of your little treasures. They are very creative. : ) Does it seem to you that grandchildren grow up even quicker than your own children did? My oldest grandchild will be in third grade next year. A sweet little 8 year old. Last night we had to travel a little ways for Addi's first T-ball game. I sat with Emmy in the backseat. She had just signed up for summer reading program. She brought a book along to read. Someone had given her a little devotional by Elizabeth George written for tweens. I repeat.... for tweens. I thought this might be a little challenging for her in thought. Wrong! She stuck with it like a trouper. I was amazed! It was good food for thought and she was really trying to grasp what the author was talking about. Having a Heart for the things of God instead of the things of this world. WOW. I was amazed. Sweet hugs for your little granddaughter... the big day (4 years later) will be here before you know it!
Hope you have a beautiful day. Hard to believe it is JUNE!

Your sweet Sewing Sister in Christ,
Janita said...

Very pretty. What a great gift especially for a younger teen.

KaHolly said...

I woke up thinking of you this morning! Oh, my goodness, Vickie, she's going to love, love, love this! It's a masterpiece.

Kathy said...

That is beautiful. What a wonderful gift.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Another beautiful quilt Vickie!! Such a perfect gift for your grand daughter, I know she'll love it. Those paintsiks are fun aren't they, I love how you've used the textured surface to create a pattern, I've used them more for just drawing on fabric.

Carla said...

How cool is that. Love how the paint and the quilting flow. Are you really going to buy her a car in 4 years. Is that what I'll have to do when I'm a Grandma? lol. I will stick to making them heirlooms. What a beautiful gift. Cars come and go, but quilts are forever!

Carol said...

You've gotten so artsy with your quilt creations! I love this!