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Rebecca’s Quilt is Beautiful!

by Beth Cooper

Quilter’s Name: Rebecca Norris

Name of Pattern: Original Design

Featured Date: 6-8-23

My name is Rebecca H. Norris, 74 years old and I live in an itty- bitty town called Graford, Tx. Through my lifetime I have dabbled in just about every craft imaginable.  I started with crewel embroidery and counted cross stitch because I could work on that while my children were small (plus we lived way back in the country where there were no Michaels or Hobby Lobby. From there I discovered fabric painting and then began to dabble in acrylics and oils. Stained glass and ceramics became my next project and finally I began to quilt and taught myself how to do 2- part epoxy.  I am now teaching myself how to watercolor. So much to do and so little time to do it in!!! The quilt (twin size) I named My Vintage Quilt.  There is no pattern, just imagination. This was all made up in my head.  I was given some vintage lace and handkerchiefs.  I had already done an applique quilt making butterflies out of hankies and wanted to do something different.  I had to figure out how to make a three- dimensional quilt combining lace, hankies, and hand embroidery.  All I could see in my mind was vintage ladies in long dresses, so I added a little extra in the ways of embroidered bodies and dress tops along with a few having some background.  Each square is hand embroidered and sewn.

I took squares with me everywhere I went. My poor husband got really tired of picking strings off of the car seat and floor!  While piecing the quilt I came up with the idea of adding lace around the borders. I believe the lace added the last piece of femininity to my quilt. I personally hope that this quilt will become one of those family heirlooms!

Thank you,
Rebecca H. Norris

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10 months ago

Very creative and beautiful!

10 months ago

Love the dimensions!!!

10 months ago

Love it! That’s great you were able to make it without a pattern, but I wish there was a pattern. I have some handkerchiefs from my grandma that I don’t know what to do with and would like to make them into a quilt.