I am always blessed by my students.
They inspire me, they lift me up....
and often they gift me with things I very much treasure.
One of my students presented me with a baggie
full of vintage dresden plate wedges.
I love the precious designs....
especially the garden pots and the Dutch windmills.
I was happy to piece them together....
...and soon I had a sewing room full of what looked like kite tails.
I had a fat quarter of fabric I had been saving for the perfect quilt.
It too had that vintage look that I adore.
I had enough to make five blocks.
I appliqued them to a 20 inch background.
Lots and lots of room for some inspired quilting.
I bravely quilted some Feathered Wreaths.....
....and soon the quilt took on the appearance of something vintage and antique.
I love that I can take something that someone started long ago....
and I can complete it and enjoy it.
What a gift I have in my students...and what a gift they bestow on me.