My mom hand pieced this three years ago in her last weeks of life. My youngest sister helped and tells me that Mom really wanted it to be finished for me to quilt and have. I added five more blocks and the border and it measures 80″ x 80″. It is one of my most cherished quilts. I used a Denyse Schmidt backing and binding with flowers as my mom had one of the greenest thumbs around.
It is a kit from Heartside Quilts.
Floyd, the brand new grandson of a good friend will get this lego looking quilt. It’s from Dare to Be Square and measures 60 x 70. I had to purchase the book after checking it out of the library way too many times.
I have the top pieced and just need to add some “stuff” before quilting my Pantone Challenge quilt. Using both the Mod Pop and Elisa’s Backporch curve templates, I ended up with 140+ pieces, but only needed 80 for my entry. The back will be Mo Bedell’s Hothouse Flowers and the binding is on the bottom of the pile.
I hand-stitched about 120 inches in two hours this morning. Only one more night at the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter for this season for me. We serve about 40 men and women each night and during my wake time, I sit in the hall by this chair cart and sew. This is the same backing and binding I used on Jessica’s quilt.
Our appliance repair guys from A-Best stopped by this morning and, in addition to immediately recognizing the float error, repaired the coupling in the washing machine. It is amazing how fast they can diagnose a problem.
From Vintage Quilt Revival … I have to figure out if I take the paper off the pieces now or after I sew the blocks together.