Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monograms

This post is my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival I mentioned in my last post. Do go and see all the entries, they are truly awe-inspiring. The link is to the right of this post.

And now, I had better introduce:

"Monograms"





This particular little quilt was finished on New Years Day, 2005. I call it "Monograms" because the design is made up of MJH (my initials) and those of my husband (IH). He is a very special person whom I love dearly and I had wanted to make something that could symnbolise our partnership. (We recently celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. A quiet meal for two in our favourite restaurant.)


The quilt, which measures just 16 and a half inches by 14 inches, hangs in our bedroom.



The fabric I used for the centre initial "I" and the surrounding MJHs came from the fabric used to line a box holding two lovely champagne flutes (glasses). The glasses reside in the glass cabinet in the kitchen now. The box holds fabric scraps.


The quilting around the outside is a repeated design of stylised daisies, the MJH motif and also the IH design.

21 comments:

Serena said...

This is so original and what a wonderful way to celebrate time together. I love it! Fabulous work!

Zonnah said...

I love how the quilting adds so much to this quilt. I love it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very creative and lovely wall hanging to celebrate your union. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comment on my pinwheel star quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, how creative and original. What a special quilt.

Millie said...

Wow, how interesting and how original! What a lovely and thoughtful way to use the letters.

Mandy said...

Thank you all for your kind comments.

Bonnie said...

Very nice! A piece of quilt art and truly one of a kind.

Andrea said...

I love your story, especially how you used the fabric from your champagne glasses box. A beautiful symbol !

Anya said...

How lovely. Thanks for sharing the photos.

And thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. This virtual quilt festival has been great fun...I still have lots of blogs to read...

Mary L. said...

Just wonderful! What a special tribute to your love for each other.

Judy Alexander said...

Very beautiful and a great innovative design. Great job.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Mandy said...

Thanks so much for leaving your comments. It is nice to know your reactions.

stitchinpenny said...

I love the way you created such a beautful and meaningful monogram to symbolize your relationship. The fact that you then used it to quilt your piece is astounding.

Sherri said...

What an original idea...and a gorgeous quilt! I really would like to make an "anniversary" quilt for my husband and I some day!

Notjustnat said...

Very special quilt and a piece of art. Thanks for sharing - notjustnat

Karen said...

What a beautiful and special quilt.

Tissy said...

This is very different I like it!!!! It's nice to see a new style!!!!

Diva Quilts said...

How very interesting! And quite beautiful...

Tracey said...

What a lovely idea to celebrate your life together. Congratulations to you both!

Lovely use of the champagne fabric and beautiful quilting.

Tracey said...

What a lovely idea to celebrate your life together. Congratulations to you both!

Lovely use of the champagne fabric and beautiful quilting.