That one was a UFO of my sister-in-law’s mother who sadly passed rather quickly two years ago. While she was lying in the hospital, knowing the end was near, she made a point of telling my sister-in-law that the two quilts she had started and not finished were to go to my sister-in-law’s daughters. During one of our frequent visits to Nova Scotia my SIL asked me if I would finish them for her to give to her daughters. That’s the back story, fast forward to two weeks ago, my SIL messages me to ask if the one for her daughter that has just gotten married could be ready for her to take back with them when they come for wedding. Of course, I said.
I had gotten the quilt as far as a top, adding the borders was all that was required. So sandwich and quilt, easy peasy , right?
If I had just done staight lines it would have been easy peasy. But I wanted to step things up a bit and in all my searching of log cabin quilting what stood out the most was the feathering. So I determined to do feathers in the light half the rounds and stippling in the other half. Which extended the time quite a bit.
|Didn't manage to get a pic of the feathers but here is one of the stipple|
At the same time I was rushing this through the machine, I was also teaching my daughter to quilt. She came for 12 days, managing to fit in both our Thanksgiving celebration and her cousin’s wedding. Within a day of her arriving, she started asking about how to put together a quilt she wanted to make. Well actually a weighted blanket, but I figured out a way to make it a quilt-as-you-go quilt.
Breaking it down into block size pieces made it easier for her to sew and to fill with the beads needed for the weight.
We got to spend some great time together over a sewing machine or two.
so now to link up with everyone over at Jo’s Country Junction
And see what you all are up to this week.