Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Quilt from Mary


You just know that anything created by Mary Dugan (from Molly Flanders Makerie) is going to be one-of-a-kind and amazing. She surprised me last week by bringing over a present filled with gifts for my kids, and a special quilt she made for our baby boy due this June. I am just in awe over all the detail and love she put into making this quilt.

Here's a close up... aren't the triangles so fun? Her perfectly matched points, and combination of machine quilting with her signature touch of hand-quilting is just amazing. Mary has more details about the fabrics here, and construction of the quilt here.

Perhaps my favorite part is the stork quilt label she hand embroidered. Can't you just feel the love that went into every stitch? It's the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Here's one last glance... even the back in all its crinkly goodness is amazing! It perfectly showcases the machine and hand quilting. I just love the sweet gingham and all the colors Mary chose for this quilt.

I feel so blessed to have met Mary. Kindness just radiates from within her. You just can't help but be happy when you're around Mary. She is gracious and giving in every way. When I first met her, it was so fun to discover all the many things we have in common. She's an amazing teacher, seamstress, and quilter. (Seriously, you HAVE to check out her blog).

Mary inspires me in SO many ways. Here are some of my recent sewing projects that have been inspired by Mary's work and tutorials. 
darling bunny fabric that Mary gave to my daughters ~ reverse applique deer

2 comments:

  1. I love the hand quilting! Do you know what kind of thread is used for this hand quilting? Is it just regular embroidery floss or something different? It looks heavier than floss to me. I'm not very well versed in embroidery.

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  2. Rachel, I was delighted to make this quilt for your new baby boy! I adore you and your family. Your girls remind me of my girls at that age....I miss those young years. To answer Kathy's question....it is Valdani perle cotton in size 8. And I use a Fons and Porter Utility needle to quilt. Hope that helps!

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