Sunday, May 18, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Fest

Today is the first day(or at least it was when I start writing this post)  of Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival.
A fun time for all of us that do not get to attend Market.
I had a hard time deciding which quilts to enter and what class to enter them in. 
This is my entry for large quilt.
It's also the quilt in my header.
This is Jimmy's Christmas quilt.

Some of you have already heard the story.  I made a memory quilt
for a friend at work out of his parents clothing.  His mother and father passed
away within 6 months of each other.  His daughter loved his quilt and cried every time she saw it.
When he told me this of course I said well I'll have to make her one.  Well you can't make one child a quilt without making the other child one also.
This was his son's, Jimmy, Christmas present except I didn't get it finished
 until the day after Christmas.
The quilt is made from his grandparents clothing.  It has the name of their children and a pinwheel for each of their children. I also quilted a pinwheel around the quilt for each one of their grandchildren, all 26 of them.  It also has the family name and a buttercup because his grandmother passed away in the spring and a leaf for his grandfather who passed away in the fall.

I did go back and added more quilting in the middle star, I thought it was too puffy.

My original post is here if your are interested  More pictures on that post.
Click on the picture to enlarge it.

Jimmy (20)  loved his quilt.  He cried when he saw it and will not let it leave his house.

I love the border.

I would appreciate your vote.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again.

Now I have to decide which other quilt I want to enter.


  1. I am in awe looking at the quilting you have done on this quilt. I am not surprised that Jimmy cried when he saw it- a treasure for sure. Can I ask do you outline stitch your words first then quilt in the background?

  2. OMG Your quilting is amazing! Love, love all the details, the writing on it looks awesome! Congrats on a work of art!

  3. That is amazing. I am in awe of that quilting. Beautiful.

  4. I love the story that goes with this quilt- it's beautiful. (As is this quilt ) The quilting is simply amazing. Im in awe!

    Good Luck with the voting and thankyou for showing us such a beautiful creation!

  5. What a beautiful way to remember people! I sucked in a breath when I saw all that beautiful quilting - wow!

  6. This is such a beautiful memory quilt and I'm not at all surprised tat Jimmy cried when he saw it.

  7. So gorgeous and your quilting is divine!

  8. What a wonderful quilt, fabulously quilted. Congrats.

  9. What a beautiful quilt and such a wonderful story to go with it.

  10. This is quilt is beautiful! Both of them are amazing. Quilting is outstanding. Vote is yours.

  11. Oh goodness...I popped over here from the Bloggers Quilt Festival to get a better look at this beauty and read the story behind it. So touching and sweet! You have a heart of gold...and talented hands to go along with it.

  12. OMG this is stunning. It leapt off the page at me when I went to see all the quilts in this category. (I, too, have entered one. First time) The story chokes me up. Just beautiful in all ways.

  13. Spectacular, best memory quilt I've ever seen. Stunning quilting.

  14. That is some seriously gorgeous quilting.

  15. This quilt is absolutely stunning! What an amazing treasure you have created. Thanks for sharing the story behind the making of the quilt.

  16. Oh my goodness, I didn't think anything could be lovelier than the quilt until I heard the story behind it. Thank you so much for sharing both. The quilt is awe inspiring in the skill it must take to make something so beautiful, and the story is awe inspiring that someone can be so giving and empathetic in making this beautiful memory quilt for others. I love the symbolism you incorporated into the quilt. It truly is a thing of beauty on so many levels.


  17. Looking at your other quilts, and came across this post and the story of the quilts. My goodness, how lovely your ideas are in creating these beautiful quilts to cherish from the loved ones who have passed on. Your quilting is exceptional! Just beautiful in every way. Congratulations on your ribbons. (