Four Sisters and WIP

My friend Susan has 4 beautiful grand-daughters and she is the most amazing Nana.  The girls love to spend time with her and the two oldest like to help her sew and quilt.   She let the girls go through her stash and pick the fabrics they liked best.  They cut them into small strips and then they sat on Nana’s lap as she sewed them together to make a string that was as long as they were tall.   When they were finished that had four very colourful strips.  As a Christmas surprise, Susan incorporated the strips into a quilt design.  She was running out of time to complete her gift so I volunteered to quilt it for her.  I made a few suggestions to personalize the quilt by having Susan write their names on each strip and then I quilted over her markings so that it was her handwriting.  She gave me the freedom to FMQ it as I saw fit.

We used a polyester backing with lots of loft that allowed me to quilt designs into the background.  Susan has a dog and a cat that the girls just adore so I thought I should add their foot prints.


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The two 2012 block of the month quilts might just be done in time for the annual quilt show in January.  “Opera” has been quilted and I am hand sewing the binding.   “Blues” is on the frame now.  It took me almost 2 full days to do all the ditch work to stabilize the quilt before I start quilting the background.  Still don’t have a complete plan in my head yet but I am getting there.


Linking up to

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

WOW me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

We Did it! Wednesday @Sew much ado 


2013 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Asian Shadow Box  King   waiting for borders
2012 BOM ‘Blues’  King   FMQ
2012 BOM ‘Opera  King   binding
Kimono  Wall hanging   quilt top
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   piecing
Peacock  Lap   quilt top
Leftovers I  Lap   Binding
Leftovers II  Lap   quilt top
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib  Baby (x3)  quilt top(1), binding(2)
2013 Completions   Size
Tropical Punch   Lap
Little Warriors  Twin (x2)
Xmas Surprise   Lap
2011 BOM ‘Spring   King
Blue Odyssey   King
High River Quilts   Lap (x5)
Kassidy’s flannel   Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze   Queen/King
Star Surround QAL   Lap/Twin


Filed under Block of the Month, WIP, Work-in-progress

2 responses to “Four Sisters and WIP

  1. Connie Campbell

    What a precious quilt that the grandchildren will love! Your blue quilt looks like it will really be neat! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  2. What a wonderful idea for a quilt. You’re so nice to offer to quilt it for her. I do like the setting for your blue quilt.

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