Thursday, July 20, 2017

Elizabeth's Memories Quilt Finished

It was my hope to share this post with you yesterday, however our internet had other ideas. We have no idea what was going on, but we were in and out of service all day long. What a bother. It wasn't worth waiting through, so I chucked it all together. So we shall try today!

Long-time family friends - and I mean this family and ours go back a couple of generations - asked me earlier this year to make a quilt to honor daughter Elizabeth's 40th birthday. That happened a while back, and the quilt didn't. But it is done now, and I will share today.


I had been dragging my feet on how I would quilt this. (Proof) I have the backs of two nylon cheerleader jackets, the front of one cheerleader top, a baby dress, a squishy doll front, and a pocket to contend with. It was just too much to ask a long-arm quilter to deal with, so I determined that I would do it myself, but how??? Finally, I decided to just quilt in the sashing and borders. It is finished, at last, and it went rather quickly. It certainly won't win any prizes for exceptional workmanship, but I think the owners will be pleased with it.

One of the nylon jacket backs.

The baby dress above the other jacket back.

The cheerleader top above the block with a pocket.
The two keepsakes that will go into the pocket.
The beloved squishy doll and a Bengals shirt.
At this point, my problem-solving brain cells have all been used up for the month, and from here on out I will do only straightforward stuff according to directions provided. No inventing for the foreseeable future. Until I get back to Flag Day Farm, that is. I am creating that out of thin air - aka my brain! (Very thin air, there! Ha!)

Okay, that's all for today, Peeps. I have another t-shirt quilt to get busy on!

I am linking up with Finish It Up Friday -  have a look at some other of this week's finishes.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

2 comments:

Danette Stankovich said...

Very nicely done! I made 1 tshirt quilt and it was NOT my favorite thing to do. But it turned out fine in the end. Congrats on the finish!

Annie said...

That quilt was a HUGE challenge! You did it! Yay!