Mourning Needlework has always fascinated me. I have been looking at several images of old silk embroidery from the 1800′s and I am inspired to try a quilt in the style of these old artworks. Some might find this a bit morbid but it is part of the history of needlework.
I am not the only one who has found the topic interesting. Teddy Pruett, certified AQS quilt appraiser and quilt artist, made a fabulous Mourning Quilt. See it here .
be sure to visit the gallery pages on her site to see some real quilt creativity.
I plan to do mine as a whole cloth quilt since that is my current obsession.
I have been looking at pictures of old cemeteries. I find them to be absolutely beautiful.
I am in the planning stage on this but I will post some pictures of what I come up with when I get going on it. Even when I am busy with half a dozen quilts I am always thinking about the next one.
I have a busy week with floral design classes to teach and a Michigan Floral Association Convention this weekend so I wont have a lot of quilting time but I will still get a few stitches done (It is a necessity!)