Sunday, May 18, 2014

entry #2 in the Blogger's Quilt Festival

This is my 2nd entry in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
Amy is hosting the Quilt Fest again this spring.
This is my entry in the original design.
No you're not looking at entry #1.
This is Virginia's quilt,
Jimmy's sister.
Since this a girl quilt I quilted a lot of feathers, actually I have quilted guy quilts with feather also.
You may know the story already, but for those first time visitors, here goes ...
I have a friend at work who lost both parents within 6 months.  I told him when his mother passed that I would make him a quilt using her clothing.  Before he gave me his mothers clothing his father passed.  He wanted 1 quilt using both of their clothing, which I did.  He loved his quilt and would sit, sometimes with his brothers and sisters, and remember something about every shirt, every skirt,
 every pair of pants.
Every time Virginia would see her father's quilt she would cry.
So I told my friend I just had to make her one for Christmas, along with her brother Jimmy.
Can't make a quilt for one and not the other.
All three are similar but different.  Since I never wrote instructions or measurements of any of them they are all originals, one of a kind.  I used the same clothing and general layout but each is different.

The family name. 
 On the left hand side a leaf because her grandfather passed in the fall.
A daffodil because her grandmother passed in the spring. 
 Double wedding for 56 years of marriage. (I thought it was pretty cool that they married in 1956 and they were married for 56 years.
The large star in the middle is half and half of each of their clothing.
There are nine pieced pinwheel, one for each of their children, along with their names.
There are 23 quilted pinwheels in the border for each of their grandchildren.
Well I guess you have guessed that Virginia loved her quilt and her brother did also.
I have entered jimmy's quilt in the large quilt class.
Even the back is pretty cool
You probably already know but click on the pictures to enlarge.
There are a lot of quilts at the Quilt Fest, thank you for stopping by,
 come back any time.
Would love for you to vote for Virginia's quilt.
Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus.


  1. WOW!!! Gorgeous quilt and your quilting is amazing!

  2. what a wonderful gifts you have made for this family, I am sure these quilts mean even more to them as they have such memories of their parents,

  3. Quilting is beautiful!... And the story, too!

  4. I remember the sibling quilts when you posted about them. This one is equally gorgeous with the fabulous quilting!

  5. Wow, that is impressive quilting! DH, sitting near by, said "that is a work of art"! Great story, and so sweet of you to make quilts for the siblings. I know they must treasure their quilts. What memories you've included for them. Wonderful!

  6. The story and the quilting are wonderful!

  7. It is absolutely stunning and such a fabulous way to share the love of their family.

  8. Love the quilting! I adore ruler work and the thoughts behind this quilt. Special for sure!