I have a treasure to share with you today. This quilt has a history (don’t all quilts?!). It was sent to me by Jill in Lakeside, California. Jill sent a note with the quilt top:
“This was in my Mom’s stuff when she passed away. I have several quilts from her and know I will never get to this. Hope you can use this in your charities.”
The quilt is beautiful, and knowing that it was made by Jill’s mother makes it even more special. The top is 80” x 81”.
I love the center star, the log cabin blocks, the flying geese borders, the bear paws in the corners, but especially the pine trees. And the colors work together so well to make this a work of art. The center of the bear paws blocks has the same red fabric . . .
. . . as the center of the log cabin blocks.
Jill’s mum used many different fabrics in the pine trees. Each tree was made in the “improv” style: the trees are of different heights, and the white logs at the top of each tree were used to make the blocks a uniform size. I love that!
Can you believe Jill was willing to part with this top? I sent it to Cheryl in Dallas because I know it will be well loved and appreciated at the charity she supports. Cheryl is like me in that she thinks all quilts should be BIG. She added a navy print border to the make the quilt long enough for a twin size bed.
The digital quilting pattern is Zoidberg Feathers, designed by Barbara Becker. It’s a new interpretation of the traditional feathers that quilters have loved forever. It’s perfect for the quilt don’t you think?? [Read more…] about Charity Quilts: The Cheryl and Jill’s Mom Edition