It's been a winter of quilts ...
you may have read my post about this special quilt here
The quilting was finished and now is ready for the binding.
|Foreground centre is Sara - the mastermind behind this fun project|
We got the call from Mandy (middle of picture) in the library that the final stitches were being added to the quilt! I grabbed my camera to capture this moment, the culmination of our Relief Sale Quilt project.
|Ruth, Janet and Loretta - some expert quilters whose stitches are perfect!|
I hope that someday my stitches will be half as good.
The quilt was "loosed" from the quilt stands and given a quick underside check to see if any stitches were missed or needed correcting ... there was such excitement in the air.
The efforts of so many hands just made this project so special!
|Mandy and Sara - let the binding begin!!|
This weekend I also finished the binding of another quilt:
My stitches leave a lot to be desired but I've been smitten by this process and by the beauty of quilts.
Do you remember back in the day when "liquid embroidery" was popular? As a young girl we had a Happy Helpers Club at church and had fun colouring with liquid embroidery on fabric squares. These squares were then made into quilts and comforters (I'm talking a long time ago so maybe you've never heard of this).
My mom also enjoyed this "art" and made several sets of this crib quilt pattern.
I found the pattern along with some finished patches in the bottom of my dad's desk drawer at the Nursing Home - several years ago.
I promised myself that I would make a crib quilt someday with these lovingly painted patches.
Well the time is right so I purchased some colourful batik fabrics to reflect this colouring book style of pictures.
This has been so much fun!
The binding is now finished and every stitch (uneven and all) has been done with a thankful prayer!
This will be a wee gift from a Great-Grandmother and a Grandmother for a much anticipated grandchild ....... yes, you've probably guessed it - I am going to be a Grammie!!!!!
I can't even tell you how much love there is my heart for this unborn child.
There is more binding and "loosing" to talk about but I will leave that for another blog post.
Till next time - feeling so blessed and humbled!