|Here's a portion of the outer border, all done in piano keys., but pieced with different fabrics from the quilt. The outer border is about 10" wide.|
|The center star with feathers that radiate out from the center. All of the above is done with Glide Military Gold thread.|
|For the background fill, a Peacock Feather meander in Glide Cream|
|Trying to get a shot of the backing with the center star. Squint. You can see it.|
Jillianne chose Hobbs wool batting, and I love the loft that it gives to the quilt. Also very light. Lovely work Jillianne.
|Oh so many years ago when I was in high school, I was lucky enough to meet and become friends with Ursula. She was an exchange student from Modling, Austria who was staying with another family that we were very close to. At the time, I knew how to knit only the most basic, unattractive slippers in two colors. It was the 1970's, so you can imagine how bad they were. Ursi and I were taking a weaving class, and she decided to knit a sweater for her brother at home, Georg. I wanted to learn to do that! Hence my love of knitting was born, even before it was cool.|
Quilted with an edge to edge design called "Tangles" which is what my yarn would do when knitting with multiple yarns until I learned Fair Isle knitting. Much better!
This quilt is approx. twin sized, really too big for a "baby quilt", but I hope that it's something they'll use as the baby grows.
Because every child needs a little blankie, and because I had so many extra 2.5" squares cut from the quilt, I put them together to make this random small quilt. It's maybe 30" square, and quilted edge to edge with continuous curves.
I will admit the "Humility block" in the larger quilt, and have fun looking for it. I was finishing the quilting on the last row of the quilt when I happened to look at it from another angle and realized that something was out of place. Drat! At least when I hung up the quilt to photograph it took me a while to find it again, so maybe it's not as bad as I thought. Besides, only God is perfect, so I've included a mistake in my quilt. (Like I have to purposefully make a mistake!)
If I am remembering the story correctly, the father of one of Michael's coworkers passed away and she asked him to make 3 memory quilts for her out her father's clothes. So we've got t-shirts, dress shirts, denim shirts, swim trunks and even socks. I think there is a pair of pajama bottoms in there too, but I'm only guessing on those. I initially thought boxers, but there's too much fabric for just boxers.One of the swim trunks with pocket intact.
All of the quilts use many of the same blocks, but different fabrics. There's a snails trail in all, a tulip block, churn dash and spinning star to mention a few.
Yes, socks. One pair per quilt. Oh yes, and handkerchiefs. See the green in the left side of the sock block?
The border on each is a velour, like maybe from a track suit.
This quilt was a commissioned guilt made by Heidi of "Handmade by Hilda" Here's her website http://www.handmadebyhilda.com/
A very simple quilt made up of squares, and then quilted with a grid design approx. 1/2" from each seam allowance.
Traditional quilt, traditional quilting. Feathers in the background and in the pieced squares.Notice how well their points match? Again. No Fair! Yes. I am a whiner.More feathers inside the "football" shapes, and continuous curves through all the rings.
Quilted with Glide Thread and wool batting. What a treasure for such a lucky couple.