These are quilts that I have made over the years for various family members. This quilt in particular was made for our church when it moved to it's own building. A dear dear friend helped in making this both in hand piecing and hand quilting. I have been quilting many things for many years as well as my dear friend but I don't know how much longer I will be able to continue due to my advancing arthritis so I do as much as I can to leave a legacy for my friends, children and children's children. I have enjoyed every minute I've spent doing these quilts.....Enjoy
As a new quilter, I thought this would be fun to do. I picked up 1st block at my quilting store. Then I threw out my back, so nothing for a few or so. Then hubby and I went on a road trip and collected 6 more blocks. This was fun as we got exposed to new quilt shops, although the first was an hour away and others even further. We enjoyed our day, but too tired with sore back to pick up 8th block. The next day, my daughter and I went for hair appointment, out of town, and went to quilt store and picked up 8th block. Needless to say we did not leave any of the stores with just the blocks. So I have accumulated a healthy stash of fabrics, batiks, sewing notions and tools. So following the weekend I started putting together. Unfortunately for me, I had never done paper piecing, Bargello, or much appliqué. So at night I would Google for how-to. I got it done and went to shop to pick out a binding fabric, and learned that no one had claimed at my favorite store. Yeah. So at 1:30pm I started quilting for the next twelve hours, sustained only by water, crackers and cheese. Finished at 2pm. Next morning, hubby drove me to quilting store to claim my prize. I was so pleased, and he says that he's glad that I keep saying I am not competitive. I'm not but I like a challenge. Here's my quilt, which my cats have given their seal of approval.
This quilt is in memory of my customer's daughter who passed away two years ago. She was a paramedic who loved children, as testified by the fun prints on her scrubs. My customer's choice of half-square triangles with bright fabrics was perfect! This quilt is for my customer's son-in-law who lost his wife, so the backing is a masculine navy blue. Quilt Stats: Pattern: Half-square triangles; Size: Lap size 58" x 74"; Fabric: Customer-supplied medical scrubs with Kona White; Batting: 100% cotton; Backing: Riley Blake Cotton Solid in Navy; Quilting: Allover medium meander in white polyester thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15; Binding: Riley Blake Cotton Solid in Navy; Label: Custom label; Value: Memorable!