Recently we got our first copies of Embroidered Memories by Brian Haggard and I remembered meeting him a couple of years ago at the National Quilt Association Convention in Columbus, OH. He was there promoting his first book Crazy Quilted Memories, I remember looking at it, thinking I could never work in such a muted color palette. Remember "never say never", so I thought this would be a good challenge for me. Confession; I absolutely loved making this quilt.
First, I grabbed one of our Tea Dye Bundles, it turned out to be the perfect starting point to jump off from. I had just dyed Osnaburg in carmel, it had such a great old-fashioned texture I knew it would make a perfect border. From that point I just raided our hand-dyed textures for anything that might work....burlap, flannel, organdy and kona cotton. Next decision was to piece it in a simple log cabin style crazy block, with the photo as the center. The photo was printed on Jaquard Inkjet Silk, which has a luscious sheen.