Friday, May 10, 2013

B is for Beth

My sister, Beth, is awarded her doctorate this spring from the University of Northern Iowa. Her dissertation is Designing Engineering Education from the Perspective of the Child.
This quilt is made for her. I followed along on the Quilts by Cheri tutorials last summer. I used about 10 of her letter directions--the remainder are my own.
The letters and sashing squares are made from shirt parts.
I used at least 7 different red solids in the quilt which give a dappled look to the piece.
The children represent my brother and sisters and me. They are made from scraps of clothing our mother made for us.
Wonderfully quilted by Suzette Fisher.

10 comments:

Synthia said...

What a wonderful gift!! Your quilt is beautiful and sooo meaningful.

Karendianne said...

Oh this is so great! Fantastic, special quilt and congratulations to your sister.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

LOVE it, Lynn!

julieQ said...

How gorgeous in so many ways!

April said...

I love it!

Jan said...

She is sure to love this thoughtful gift - it's a dandy!

Kathie said...

congrats to your sister, what a major accomplishment in her life. I love this quilt it is just adorable!
this is so nice of you to make this quilt for her I know she will treasure it
Kathie

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Lynn. And congratulations to your sister. You are all so accomplished!!
xxoo
Sharon

Ginette Rostedt said...

Fabulous as always! Red is made for placid. Very special gift.

Tonya Ricucci said...

love it. All those different shades of red are a great touch.