I can now show you more of my quilt group's medallion quilts. This border assignment was a representation of our family members. Part four I will not be showing as they were to add a strip of fabric to the quilt in order to create a certain size for their final borders. You will notice the very last two photos have this fabric edge added. They are now busy working on the last assignement.
Here are the members results for third assignment...
Elly ~ She choose the quilt block 'Pages of time with bookends' which symbolizes all her friends and family that have been her support over the years.
Miep ~ She choose to use a diamond shape, one each for her three children and 9 grandchildren. She choose the rose prints as they are her roses. The corners are done in crazy quilt blocks as her (grand) children are a little crazy she says with a wink and a smile.
Jacomina ~ She choose this border more as a symbol for the fabrics. Her siblings, two brothers, are much older than she. As a result, she did many things with her mother alone and one of them was to go visit the castle 'Menkemaborg'. This border stands for the rose gardens at the castle.
Bep ~ Her quilt has little symbols denoting her parents and brothers along with her nieces and nephews. The hearts in the corners are for her dear husband.
Nell ~ She did two mini medallions which are now turned into pillows.
Enny ~ Her diamond shapes stand for smooth sailing in life with her family.
Albertha ~ This is the first time you have seen her quilt so I will start with the center which is the symbol of her first grandchild. At the time she sewed this compass block little Joshua was not yet born. He is now a healthy little three week old baby. Her next border uses four different blocks on each side which are her four children who are all very different boys. Her last border is all the family built around them.
Joke ~ Her border has crossovers throughout which stand for the difficult moments in life. The four yellow squares are for her four grandchildren. The four corner crossovers are symbols for she and her husband, her son and daughter. The background fabrics in the corners are symbols for she and her husbands parents.
Saskia ~ I shared her center block earlier but her first border is the friendship star block used in the pattern forming tumbling stars. This was because it was the first project I had done together with the quilt group after we started many years ago. Saskia was part of the first group and the first person to join my quilt group. Her second border has trees in the corners symbolizing her grandparents. The apple tree on the right is for her mother (Joke is her mother who is also in the group) and the red maple on the left is for her father. At the bottom, there is a red maple leaf and a green leaf which stands for herself. One the top, which I unfortunately cut off a little, are two doggie paws which symbolize her adorable chocolate lab Rover.
These ladies are doing a marvelous job on these quilts. I am humbled by them each month as we show them once again. They are really allowing these quilts to tell their stories both good and bad letting them become a spiritual journey. I feel very honored to lead this group of very talented women!