Sunday, December 21, 2014

and the chase is on

3 days left and trying to finish this one.
I will give all the detail when I finish this one, but for now just some peeks.
I made this quilt for my aunt whose husband passed away.
I am trying to get it finished for two reasons,
 first to give it to her for Christmas.
Second because I have another quilt that has to be finished by
mid January.
Detail work almost finished, then background fill.
With work, shopping and helping my older son with
wallpapering and painting a new shop and just life in general
working every minute I can to finish.
Sometimes that means 5 minutes at a time.
Will let you know who it goes.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

One down, one to go

I have a finish!!!
Well, except trimming
and binding, but I'm calling it a finish.
I hope you like pictures,
because I have lots of them to show.
Will have to get a better picture of his name.
A little background...
The stars are made from the shirts of
my boss who passed away last year.
I am making memory quilts for
his wife (Dresden Plate showed in previous post)
and three children.
This quilt pattern is Rockstar from Primitive Gatherings.
I left off one of the stars in the border, that way each member of the family had a star and I had a place to
quilt his name.
I quilted his wife's, children and grandchildren's name
around the quilt.
SoFine thread, 405 I think.
2 layers batting, wool on top and cotton on the bottom.
Looks good on Stevie's bed.
I am so happy with the way it finished.
Too big to show the whole quilt at time.

A heart in three of the corners for each of his children.

and the back
Still have threads to trim also.
I have another quilt I'm going to try and finish before Christmas.
Will have to see how that goes.
 It's also a memory quilt
for a family member who has received some bad
news and I think it would make her feel better
to have her husband memory quilt to comfort her.