Quilting for Memories

I have written about this quilt a few times before…here and here.  And will have one more post about it once I finish whip-stitching the binding to the back of the quilt.  But, this whole quilt-making process deserves attention.  Each part of the process is enjoyable to me and as I hand-stitch the binding to the back of the quilt, I pray for the recipient.  Bingo!  Multitasking at it’s best!

Meloney gave me the completed quilt last week and I have been savoring the near-final completion to get the binding done.  But, I cannot pass up the beautiful cabbage roses that Meloney quilted on the quilt:

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And here is a bit more of the top of the quilt, with the quilting completed:

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One very special quilt for a very special local lady.  The memory quilt is embodies LOVE.  I know my friend will love and cherish it for many years to come.

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    Friday Funday: Scrappy Christmas Stockings

    It’s never too early to start planning for Christmas – well, except when the stores begin putting out their wares before Halloween!  I designed these miniature scrappy Christmas stockings out of Jelly Roll strips:

    Holly Jolly Gift Christmas Stockings
    Free Pattern from BOMquilts.com!

    The pattern can easily be adapted to make larger Christmas stockings and they are SEW EASY to put together!  I may even revisit my Christmas Jelly Roll stash and make these small ones for our family’s 2014 Christmas – and stash a little bit of candy, a gift card or a lump of coal in each one!  🙂

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      There’s a Quilt in That There Food

      There is a quilt in just about every food prepared.  I enjoy cooking, and find joy in the colors that are quilt-design-worthy in dishes that I prepare.  Look at these images with quilt fabric colors in mind:

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      Not only am I now hungry, I want to dive into designing a quilt with these food colors in mind – what about you?

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        Quilted Lovies!

        Have no fear, my Quilted Lovies are HERE!

        I made a vow, at the beginning of February 2014, that I would make three charity quilt projects a month.  One will be a quilt for my church’s Lutheran World Relief ongoing quilt donations, one will be for Military Veteran’s and one will be a Quilted Lovie.  Thus far, February is in the bag and I am working on fitting my March charity quilt projects into my schedule.

        The two images below are the results of my February and March Quilted Lovie goal:

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        February 2014 Quilted Lovie

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        March 2014 Quilted Lovie

        Are YOU making and gifting any Quilted Lovies?  There are a number of free patterns on the Quilted Lovies website – so, get busy and please share your Quilted Lovie photos with me!

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          Flashback Tuesday: Spencer’s Museum Memories

          When I was asked to design a block of the month quilt in 2006 out of the “Spencer’s Museum” quilt fabric line, I designed a row of the month quilt.  And, since my maiden name is Spencer, I kept this quilt and it remains on our sofa to this day – used and loved as quilts should be.  It’s not a fast quilt to make but I believe the instructions are written well enough that you can make quick work of it, following along for each month’s instructions.  You can find the free quilt pattern here.

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           “Spencer’s Museum Memories”
          2006 Row of the Month Quilt for BOMquilts.com

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