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Sharry's Shoe Quilt
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I recently received some great photos from Sharry P. of a Shoe Quilt she had made and taken to Israel as a wedding gift.
See Sharry's Shoe Quilt and close-ups of several blocks - HERE
Here is the original Shoe Pattern used to make
these blocks - HERE
Here's Sharry's email:
I wanted to share with you some not so great pictures of the quilt I made using your shoe pattern. The quilt is great, even if the picture doesn't do it justice. Thanks for the pattern.
I made it as a wedding present for my nephew and his bride who has a real thing for shoes -- all kinds including little ceramic shoes. As soon as they set the wedding date I started working on the quilt using all kinds of scraps, upholstery fabric, lace, trims, charms, beads and buttons. The background is hand pieced of all different pieces of white and off white brocades and other textured fabrics (crazy quilt style) and then cut into the correct size bocks. Then I used small amounts of iron-on adhesive to hold the appliqués down until I attached them by machine using different decorative methods as each shoe "spoke" to me.
I machine quilted hearts and bows on alternating blocks and hand quilted straight rows on the sashing.
On the back I appliquéd different things that would remind my nephew and his wife of me and my family including a map of the New York Subway System (printed on fabric), dinosaurs (for my son), a picture of our apartment building (scanned and printed), and the Statue of Liberty.
I delivered it to them in Tel Aviv last April and I can assure you it is the only one in Israel like it.
I had a ball making the quilt and really appreciate all the advice, patterns and resources your site/column provides.
And thanks to you, Sharry! I love the way you embellished and made the blocks extra-interesting. And your photos were just fine!
See Sharry's ShoeQuilt and close-ups of several blocks - HERE