Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Susan's Nine Patch quilt

My good friend Susan's 2nd daughter Samantha get married recently (the 1st daughter Liz was  married a year ago) and of course another wedding quilt was created.  Sam's style is more subdued than her older sister's and she requested an all gray and white quilt.  This is the result.
I like to take a "before" picture (if I remember) to show just how much the quilting does to enhance the piecing and truly "finish" a quilt.

Unfortunately there was a ton of rain when it came time to take the pictures so I had to do them indoors instead.  You can still just how gorgeous this quilt turned out.
All that pretty texture just danced across the top.
Susan again chose the Hubby Love panto but she wanted the quilting to show a bit so she requested Glide Medium Gray thread for the top.  So Fine 408 Silver was used on the back.
It's tough to tell from this picture but the backing is a white tone on tone print.
Given that this wedding was a mere 9 months after her sister's wedding, Susan had to work fast to get this done on time and she did a fabulous job.  I know that Sam and her new husband will cherish it for many years to come.
Susan is busy working on another quilt that will be ready to be quilted soon..... her oldest daughter Liz recently made her a grandma by giving birth to a baby boy.  I know that Susan is over the moon thrilled and I can't wait to see what she created for the precious little one.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Courage Under Fire quilt for Pete

When someone a quilter knows is diagnosed with a serious illness, that quilter gets to work immediately to make a quilt to comfort them over the coming days, weeks, months and hopefully years.  That's exactly what I did for my husband's friend, fellow firefighter and coworker Pete when we heard the news early this year of his cancer diagnoses.  This is:

Courage Under Fire

This is the "before" quilting picture.  I created this entire quilt with leftover fire department fabric scraps from Jammer's To The Rescue quilt along with Kona Zen Gray for the sashing.
On the day of the photo shoot, the wind proved challenging but thankfully it was only blowing the quilt back and forth so I was able to get some good shots as the wind died down.
The Ebb and Flow panto was just the right design for this.
After hunting online for what seemed like forever, I found this fantastic fabric for the backing.  It is "Firefighter Words" by Timeless Treasures.  My husband loves it so much he wants me to use it for the backing for his fire department t-shirt quilt.
Pete was thrilled when he received his quilt and was thankful to have it to take along to his treatment sessions.  As it typical with cancer patients, he gets cold and I'm so happy that he now has a special quilt to help keep him warm.
Pete is one of those really good guys....always helping others, serves his community as a volunteer firefighter, always happy and upbeat and an all around great person.  Courage Under Fire was the perfect name for this quilt as it sums up him and his situation.  We know he'll win this battle and will have this quilt to comfort him for many, many years to come.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Colleen's sweet cars baby boy quilt

I'm embarrassed that I've neglected my blog for the past 6 months but between a insanely busy cookie season, family vacations and multiple Girl Scout troop activities, I've been really busy.  I've done a small amount of sewing, other thank Girl Scout badges and patches, so I'll be posting about those projects in the coming weeks. 

The most recent customer quilt completed was for Colleen.  She made this sweet, simple little quilt for her grandson's 2nd birthday which is coming up soon. 
The main print is adorable and the border colors she chose compliment it well.
Colleen wanted to keep the quilting design simple so she chose the One Cloudy Day panto. The thread on the top is So Fine 493 Pale Green and Glide Turquoise was used on the back.
She brought a Turquoise print fabric for the backing.
With the matching thread choice, the quilting on the back just shows as nice texture.
I'm sure Colleen's grandson will cherish this quilt for many, many years to come.