Words on quilts. I LOVE that!!! A quilt is special by itself, but when it has words, poignant words…it is ALL the more special. I try to use words or imagery in the quilts I make. I want my quilts to have a special meaning, a hidden message. You might not see it right away. You may have to look – twice…perhaps more than twice… To me THAT is special, maybe even magical…
The first time I used words on a quilt was when I made the Pleasant Plates quilt for our bed. The quilt wasn’t large enough, so I needed to add a border. The border incorporate six eight (!) more Dresden Plates, but also words… Magic. Our names + friend, joy, cherish, whimsy, love, laugh, etc… That quilt is so/sew meaningful to us. And, to sleep under it every night is, yep, nothing short of magic!
I use to add words with applique or fabric selections. I have now begun fmq’ing words into my quilts!!! You would NEVER know it…unless you look…twice…or maybe more than twice…?! I LOVE that!!! Shhh, don’t tell!!!
Do you use words in your quilts too?