I was very touched when my client trusted me to quilt this Signature Quilt that her 87 year old aunt had embroidered by hand. She had family members sign the blocks and she embroidered over the signatures so each persons unique hand writing style would be remembered. Then she added the oak leave and acorn motif to each block and I have to say my clients aunt is a very skillful embroider. With this being a family heirloom I knew the quilting should not be the focus and I did my best to highlight her work by not over quilting it. I quilted free hand oak leaves in the outer border and then a swirl and leave in the sashing in an orange thread. The background fill is a 3's and E's pattern that looks like clouds or wind around the embroidery making it the embroidery stand out.
I have a new spot for taking pictures...my neighbours clothes line! Nothing beats natural light.