I made a machine embroidered and pieced quilted wall hanging that I sold to a dear friend, Joan, from Utah (we lived there from 1999 – 2006). The proceeds of that quilt will go towards our youngest daughter and her BFF who plan to go on a mission trip to Denver in June with our church group.
In the four corners of the quilt are machine embroidered Luther Roses:
Another dear friend, Meloney, quilted the wall hanging for me. It’s not so easy to see in the photo above, but for each of the embroidered areas, she stitched lines from the roses or crosses outward toward each of the fabric borders. It makes them appear to be suspended in midair, or to have rays of sunshine beaming off of them. Absolutely beautiful quilting!
But the fun part of the quilt is on the back. Joan is originally from that one city over yonder to the east, one of the ones with four professional sports teams – baseball, football, basketball & hockey. It starts with the letter “P”. The football team she’s been rooting for her ENTIRE LIFE *finally* won the super bowl earlier this year. Their first super bowl win EVER!!!
Now, Joan enjoys a good laugh. She always had a joke ready for my husband when we’d go to church or he’d have one ready for her. She and my husband really got along great and that always put a smile on both of their faces. Which made me love her all the more!
When it came to writing out and embroidering her quilt tag, I knew I needed to make it fun and honor her favorite football team. Here’s what I came up with – can you figure out what I did?
I recently made a precious quilt for a baby-to-be, embroidering his name and a stag head shot in the center of the quilt.
My dear friend Meloney quilted it for me, then sewed on the binding & whip-stitched it to the back. What a gem! Only thing I had left to do was to embroider the tag for the back of it and stitch it to the back of the quilt! I love making baby quilts! They are just timeless. And most parents keep them until their babies have babies of their own. Which means I am part of that child’s legacy. What a blessing it is, to be a quilter!
The first set of instructions for my 2018 Row of the Month quilt, “Windowsill Wonders” has been posted at BOMquilts.com! This is Part 1 of two parts for Rows #1 and #9. Next month (April), the instructions for piecing the blocks will be revealed.
One of those projects is even featured on the cover of this special edition. Can you guess which one is mine? <3 Nothing feels better than to know that your quilty projects and patterns were chosen amongst dozens of others for a special edition of a quilt magazine! Especially knowing that I always try to write my patterns for beginners – which really and truly makes them ‘speedy’ for everyone.
“Fiesta!” Table Top Quilt Pattern designed by TK Harrison
“Fiesta!” is an original design that will be included in the July 2016 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. This bold and bright table topper measures 24 1/2″ square and is sure to brighten up any summer table! This project is made even more special by using Insul-Bright® batting, to keep any serving dish of food that is put on it hot and/or cold.
And no triangles means it is absolutely perfect for a beginning quilter as well as any more advanced quilter!. A quilter can make this quilt in the matter of a few hours, just in case you need something quick for a hostess gift or for a fun table top decoration at the last minute.