I have a quilt to share today from Cheryl in Dallas.
“Hi Jo, This quilt top came from one of your blog readers whose name is unknown to both of us. I sure hope she/he lets us know the name of this charity quilter. When I received the project, it wasn’t finished: most of the blocks were sewn into rows, but, the rows were of different sizes. Oh, no! I studied the blocks for a while and realized the squares were not all the same size. Maybe the quilt maker got discouraged and decided to move this project along to someone who would look at it with fresh eyes. To remedy the variation in sizes, I took all the blocks apart and recut them to 6” squares.
I have never made an Around-The-World quilt, so I was very careful not to get the squares mixed up. I resewed the squares, cut out the borders with the excess fabric the Unknown Quilter provided, and viola! a fabulous Around-The-World. Would it be cheating if I took credit for making this new-to-me pattern? Yeah, guess so. But I do appreciate the inspiration. This is another “simple” design that looks marvelous.
I quilted this one with the digital pattern called Ancient Scrolls. It was designed by Sarah Ann Myers and digitized by Patricia Ritter. It’s available at www.urbanelementz.com.
Jo, do you love to get to the law row of quilting as much as I do? That means… I can soon get started on a new quilt. Is this an addiction, or what?!
I love the finished quilt! Unknown Quilter picked out such a lovely color palette. The finished size is 81” x 90”, which should fit a twin bed. Can’t you just see this used as a bedspread?
The swirls are a nice contrast to the fabric squares.
Hello pumpkin backing fabric. This yardage of brown and orange pumpkins was given to me by a local quilter. It was just the right color to match this fall-themed top. Thank you, Unknown Fabric Donor.
This quilt will go to a student at Dallas Theological Seminary. Although it is 100+ degrees in Dallas right now, the fall semester is coming up soon and the colder weather is bound to happen.
I enjoyed getting to work on an Around-The-World, and it went together quickly because the squares were nice and large. Thanks to Unknown Quilter for sharing this project with a future Dallas student.
P.S. Health-wise, I am doing pretty good. I’ve been on the current chemo pill regime for 17 weeks and seem to be getting better with each week. Since my bone marrow is affected by the cancer, my red blood cell, white blood cell, and hemoglobin values are low, thus I am tired a lot. But, I’m retired, so I can rest whenever I want! I have been encouraged by so many well wishes from friends and also from friends-of-friends whom I don’t even know. It’s a humbling experience, and I’m sure you can relate.
WOW…what a pretty quilt. This is another of those quilts that aren’t complicated but good fabric selection and an amazing longarmer, really take the quilt and put it a cut above. So pretty. Thanks, Cheryl and to the donor. If it’s you, please put your name in the comment section we’d all love to thank you.
As amazing as this quilt was, the best news is Cheryl’s continued improvement on the health front. We’re all cheering you on Cheryl!!