Wholecloth Linen Quilt-Anna LaFrance

My quilt, Anna LaFrance, is actually a small tablecloth which has been sewn to the blue fabric and quilted on my longarm.  I learn this technique from Cindy Needham, http://www.cindyneedham.com/, while attending MQX several years ago.  It’s taken me all this time to finally try what I learned in Cindy’s class.  Now I’m knocking myself in the head wondering why I waited so long.  I absolutely love the result.  I have always appreciated the old beautiful linens but they just sit in my linen closet or in boxes in the attic.  Now they can come out of hiding and I can enjoy them everyday.  BTW, Cindy in an awesome teacher.  If you have an opportunity to take a class from her, do it!

I used parts of a stencil by Cindy, freehand feathers and crosshatching.  The motif and feathers are quilted in a light blue Sew Fine thread while the crosshatching and very small stippling is in off white Sew Fine thread.  There are two layers of batting, Hobbs 80/20 with Quilters Dream Wool on top.

It’s named after my husband’s grandmother.  She has such a pretty name.  The label is an old napkin (????), a set of which were given to me when I was a child.  That is a story for another day.  Of course, I had to put a picture of Anna on the label.  The sleeve is a piece of lace.

I can’t wait to try another one.  Maybe the next one will have beads on it.

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