Monday, April 14, 2014

Another Custom Memorial Quilt Finished!

This quilt is finally finished! After several design changes, I got  the depth I wanted and now it's forever in fabric instead of just being in my head or on paper. 

For a young widow and her toddler son, it will lay across her bed until he's older, which is why she requested a size and orientation appropriate for a twin bed.

You may notice the clothes pins running down the left side in the first pic. Well, I have no place to hang a quilt this size right side up for photos, so we hung it sideways and then rotated the photo. See? 
Beings the backing was regular-width fabric, I matched the pattern when I sewed it together. Then I quilted it by sewing around the squares and rectangles. I'm really happy with the way this quilt turned out. As usual, it is now my favorite!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose!

Had to share another gem  from Morna McEver Golletz. I get her email newsletter regularly and always find some pearls therein. The question she posed today is this:

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