I’m really excited about this project. It’s a quilt I’m making with my mom. (Yay!)
My mom loves to embroider and she has wanted to make an embroidered quilt for a long time. She is also an avid gardener and once upon a time, she was a floral designer for Bachman’s. She found some iron-on transfers for the state flowers.
After much thought, we went with Kona PDF (that’s “prepared for dyeing”) for the squares. We chose PDF for the off-white color more than it’s dyeing capabilities. I cut the fabric into 12.5″ squares and ironed on all 50 different flowers for her to embroider. I’ll trim them down later when they are all done, but I cut them bigger so if it frayed a bit, it wouldn’t matter.
The first stage will take a while, but she’s really excited to get to work!
Eventually, I’ll get them all back and make a quilt top with some pieced blocks between the embroidered ones. When she finishes a block, I’ll post it in my instagram feed with #motherdaughterquiltproject so you can see the fun.