It seems that most of my stitching friends either identify with the quilting world or the heirloom sewing and smocking world. I grew up watching Grandmother Bessie quilt, and many of her quilts still grace my home. So, I have a deep love and admiration for quilts and those who create them.
However, it is heirloom sewing and fine white and pastel fabrics that make my heart go pitter patter, while visions of delicate day gowns, christening gowns and bonnets fill my mind.
Imagine my delight when I recently spied this:
The quilting world and heirloom sewing world met, shook hands and co-existed together beautifully!
This beautiful silk christening gown, incorporating hand quilting, is the creation of Jacquie Harvey from the UK.
The attention to detail is amazing, and so sweet!
For this cotton sateen gown, Jacquie was inspired by the style and design of very traditional Ayeshire embroidered christneing gowns.
For more information, you may visit Jacquie's website or blog.