'The Heaven's Embroidered Cloths' made by Jenny Bickerton
Made following the instructions in Katharine Guerrier's book, Scrap Quilt Sensation. It contains approximately 1,500 pieces with 49 blocks and is about 7' 6" square. Because the design was a mixture of stars, a backing fabric with a star design was chosen. It was much too large to be quilted at home so it was taken to Mandy Parks who did a wonderful job longarm quilting it with variegated thread using the stars and loops design (see detail below). Several star blocks had photos in the centre, showing houses lived in, places of significance in our lives, cats and butterflies (these have always been a particular hobby of Roger's). The label contains the poem by W.B Yeats - hence the quilt title.
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