I answered an ad by Ricky Tims for his upcoming article on Memorial Quilts with the email below. Then you can see the response by Ricky Tims (further below). I have my fingers crossed. It would be fantastic to have my Cinder Memorial Quilt picked for the article.
This quilt was designed to commemorate our master hunter labrador retriever as a way to work out my grief for a beloved pet lost all too soon. She was at the top of her class in competition and loved to go bird hunting. Her name was Cinder(ella) The CINDER for my fire fighter husband, and the ELLA for three princess daughters.
I used this pattern to teach a triple technique class, using the Irish Chain blocks to teach strip piecing, the background blocks to teach machine applique, and the border to teach paper piecing. I substituted my own digitized embroidered block in the center. I used stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting on my longarm machine for the quilting with a variegated brown King Tut thread. The applique blocks were cut using the Accu Quilt and the black fabric is flannel so that it is soft to the touch. The chain blocks are paw print fabrics
and the green background has a grass print.
Hi – and thanks for sharing your memorial quilt with me. As you might expect there are many sharing their wonderful and heartfelt creations and I can only choose a few for the article I’m writing. As I progress on the article, if your quilt is one we select, I’ll reply again with details on where to send it for photography.
Thank you, Ricky