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.
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.
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|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|
|Leftovers II||Lap||quilt top|
|Charm Square Crib||Baby (x3)||quilt top(1), binding(2)|
|Little Warriors||Twin (x2)|
|2011 BOM ‘Spring||King|
|High River Quilts||Lap (x5)|
|Sue’s Summer Breeze||Queen/King|
|Star Surround QAL||Lap/Twin|