Finally I have returned to my I Believe in Angels series. I like to keep my angels close so I have made many angel quilts over the years. So far, I have 8 of these angels on my design wall, each with her own personality.
When I shared “I Believe in Wine Angels” at my quilt guild meeting, the first question I got was “Does she get drunk?”
I assured my friend she does not.
“I think she supervises the communion wine,” I said to save my angel’s reputation.
Truthfully, my wine angel is always up for a celebration. We celebrate every small victory together because small victories lead to big victories. My love of celebrations inspired my quilt “I Believe in Wine Angels.”
“I Believe in Wine Angels” is created using fused appliqué sewn with a machine blanket stitch. Her dress and the border is wine fabric which inspired the theme for the quilt. I made her hair on my Janome sewing machine using a decorative stitch and variegated thread. After adding the borders, the quilt measures 35x36 inches, a good size for a wallhanging.
My friend Maxine Moore did the machine quilting.
After adding binding, a hanging sleeve for easy display and a label to document the quilt, I embellished “I Believe in Wine Angels” with wine charms.
I signed the quilt on the front and added a charm near my signature that says “angels watching over me”.
This quilt is one-of-a-kind.