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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Accomplishments of Friends - Catherine's Innocent Love

Catherine is a member of our small boutis group here. She has made several very attractive original ornaments in boutis and recently submitted one of them to Piecework magazine. And .... drum roll please !!!! ..... Catherine's boutis ornament won an Honorable Mention and is featured in the newest edition of the magazine. Catherine tells me she was able to get a copy of the new mag today, so we can show her contribution. This is what she says about the design:

"The heart and daisy in the boutis stuffed heart ornament "Innocent Love" was designed in Electric Quilt 6. The daisy has 13 petals on purpose so the game "He loves me, he loves me not" ends with "He loves me". In the boutis tradition this ornament has symbolism. The color white means innocence, the daisy means innocent love, and the heart symbolizes love, not to mention the game "He loves me". The daisy is backstitched to give the motif a continuous outline. It is made entirely by hand".
I love the fact that Catherine incorporated symbolism, so important to boutis pieces, and piqure de marseille in her stitching. Congratulations and may you continue to make many more award-winning boutis !


Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Das Herz ist wunderschön ! Liebe Grüße an die Künstlerin :-)

Ich bin völlig fasziniert davon, dass im Hintergrund Kapuzinerkresse blüht :-) Ich wäre nicht im Traum auf die Idee gekommen, dass es sie auch in Florida gibt :-)
Liebe Grüße

Lou said...

Very beautiful heart, I like idea !