When I was a little girl
my mother had several
sitting on shelves as decorations
in our home.
Because of their delicate nature,
I was not allowed to touch them,
so I spent many hours
staring at the porcelain details.
where I would imagine myself
inserted into their farmland settings.
It brought back a lot of memories to view
Little Darlings Crazy Quilt
at the Arizona Quilters Guild Show
Hummel figurines were based on the drawings of
Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel
and became popular during WWII.
Soldiers stationed in West Germany sent the figurines
home as gifts
and they quickly became a collectors item.
Geri won a
Honorable Mention ribbon
at the show.
"Completely handmade including the piecing,
embroidery, embellishments, appliques
Look at the detail!
I can't imagine how many hours
all of the embellishments and stitching's.
My mother's figurines are long gone now.
I wonder if they might have been donated to a thrift shop
when styles of collectables changed.
I enjoy the figurines on Geri's quilt even more.
Crazy quilts always have so many
fun places for the eye to look
in just one small section.