Thursday, March 31, 2011

Look What's Quilting -- Jackie Petersen 3/31/11

Jackie Petersen, Magnolia, has put many hours into this gift for her granddaughter.  Jackie and her husband, Carl, visited the shop last winter to find the perfect fabric for her embroidery and setting blocks.  They chose fabric from Sandy Gervais' L'Amour line from Moda.  Jackie embroidered purses with various scenes in the blocks.  Each seam means something special to Jackie and her grandaughter.  She embellished many of the blocks with ribbons, lace, machine embroidered patches and  yo-yos.  Mrs. Petersen chose to have it quilted with Loops & Swirls pattern in YLI monofilament thread.  What a lucky granddaughter.

Mrs. Petersen was my school nurse when I went to elementary and high school at Logan-Magnolia.  I went to high school with two of her sons, Jeff & Kirk.  Their family farm was in a very hilly section of the county near a rural community called "Dutch Four Corners." The crossroads is marked with a multi-directional sign that points the way to farms.  It is sooooo quaint, and sooooo Iowa.  I smile every time I see it.  

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