Yahoo…I have a great quilt to show you today. Cheryl finished an awesome quilt top!!
Katy in Janesville, WI, sent this quilt top to me back in November, and I sent it on to Cheryl in Dallas. She put her touch on it with the quilting and binding.
If you like sampler blocks, you will love this beauty Katy made. Is it from a kit? Maybe a blog reader or Katy herself can chime in. The quilt has four large sampler blocks in the center, four different borders, and four different corner blocks. Plus several borders spaced throughout.
This latest finish uses dark red, navy, medium blue, and green with a background of white. This color combination would work great for a Quilt of Valor, too. The top border looks like 9-patches with white background fabric in the corners, but that’s not how it was made. How did Katy come up with the crosses? Very clever and very nice.
This top is getting soft swirls called “Embellish,” which was created by Hermione Agee at Urban Elementz. The computer screen on the longarm shows the pattern is just getting started. The dark blue portion has already been stitched as the machine moves from left to right on this row.
Katy’s top is about…
1/3 of the way finished now. In this portion of the center section, you can see two sampler blocks. Don’t you love those large blocks? At the bottom of the photo is another border with huge bowties.
Yes, we want to see the finished product. This quilt finishes at 82” x 94” and makes a nice size twin quilt. Katy’s workmanship is excellent — all the seams match perfectly and those points are intact. Even with all the traveling from Wisconsin to Iowa to Texas, the pressing held up and the top was in great shape for quilting.
Flying geese for this corner block.
A complicated star with a pinwheel in the center for another corner block.
The binding came from Cheryl’s stash. It’s a bright pink batik that picks up a color in the outer border.
The backing is a bright blue sheet. It is being put to good use on Katy’s quilt.
One last look at the finished quilt. This one has already been delivered to Luke’s Closet in Dallas. From there, it will go to a student at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). Some guy or gal is going to treasure this one. Many of the students use their quilts as bedspreads, and this one is bound to be admired by everyone who sees it.
Most quilters who donate quilts never hear anything from the recipient, but Cheryl in Dallas recently got an e-mail from a student who received a community quilt from Luke’s Closet. Cheryl wanted me to share it with you.
“My husband and I are students at DTS and were recently gifted one of your quilts. I wanted to thank you for this beautiful and generous gift. It made us feel specially seen by God during what has been a trying semester. We will cherish the quilt for years to come!”
If you have ever donated a quilt, I hope you consider this thank-you note being directed to you. Folks really appreciate your work. And so do I.
A big thank you to all who helped this quilt come to be. It’s a beauty, that’s for sure!!