Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Another Quilt for a Loved One

Welcome to my blog if this is your first visit. I hope you enjoy your stay here. This is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

I completed this quilt on Sunday. I've been working madly on it to finish it for a friend who needed some quilt comfort. Her husband died unexpectedly about a month ago, and I knew right away what I needed to do for her.

I gave it to her yesterday and she cried. I may have cried too. She is seriously sweet and genuine and caring, and nobody deserves to have something good in her life more than she does right now.

I made it with diamond balis and used the Turning Twenty pattern. It works so well for large scale prints like these. I am so pleased with how it turned out. This quilt is about 70 x 86". Its the biggest quilt I've ever made and I can't believe that I managed to quilt it on my small machine. I quilted it with loops, spaced quite close together. It took a long time.

For the backing I used a super soft Moda Bella solid green (sorry I don't know the name of the colour). The binding is a periwinkle colour solid that I bought in Egypt at the market.

I wrote a Bible verse on the label, even though I originally planned to quilt the words into the border. I just ran out of time and it was much easier this way. That can be an accomplishment another time.

I hope that you enjoyed hearing the story of this quilt. If you are the praying sort, please pray for my friend and her family. I know that our God listens.

Also, please go check out the other quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival over on Amy's Creative Side. There is a lot of inspiration, so be prepared!

xo Nicole