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


BJ said...

I really like your fabric and color mix. Nice job.

Quiltbenaco said...

E' toccante la storia di questa trapunta!
Ciao Domenica

Marie said...

Nicole -- love the quilt and the story -- beautiful colors ...

Marit said...

Nicole, that is a beautiful gift for your friend who needs comfort and hope right now! You did a great job on the quilting, love the look of the loops. Thank you for sharing!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Such a beautiful way to give your friend comfort! The blessing on that back is hers to claim and will bring her great comfort for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Laurel H. said...

What a beautiful quilt for an incredible story. Your friend is in my prayers.

Peapod Four said...

What a beautiful and special gift. I've lifted your friend up in prayer today.