Wow, sorry for my lapse in posts. It has been a busy couple of weeks recently. I missed my deadline for my Le Petite project, which was yesterday. 🙁 It’s the first time I didn’t get it done in time. It’s almost done and I’ll post a pic as soon as I finish it. I have been very busy with client quilts, but haven’t been able to share yet. Yesterday I delivered three quilts, so I finally will be able to share some of the fruits of my labor!! I had a tough time deciding which quilt to share first, but after very recent news events, I felt it was appropriate to share this one particular quilt first.
One thing I really love about quilting is that every quilt has a story. Why it’s made, who it’s for,..etc. These stories are what make quilting for others so special to me. I feel like in some small way, I become part of the history of the quilt. I am still so very humbled that someone trusts me to help with their priceless treasure. I really put my heart and soul into every quilt I quilt, as if it’s my own. That’s what makes them so hard to give back!! 🙂 This quilt was pieced by my client, Mary. She did such a beautiful job! It’s a gift to her son, who will be deployed to Iraq very shortly. His first deployment.
You know how I love a scrappy quilt. AND I love this one!! After meeting with Mary, she told me about her son and we agreed that doing something with stars would be appropriate.
In each of the 5 red squares in the center of the quilt, I quilted stars. I used a double layer of batting to make the stars really stand out and give it a trapunto look. I used my new Lapel Stick to stick the extra square of batting in the right place. Worked like a charm!
I love the star detail!!
I felt this allover design really complemented the top and was perfect for a man’s quilt.
I love how the back turned out!! Full of texture and the stars really stand out!!
I didn’t take very good photos of the quilt before quilting, but I had a couple that I took with my phone for some reason. I have no idea why??
Mary was extremely pleased with how her son’s quilt turned out. She told me that he will be home for a few weeks before his deployment and she will give him the quilt to sleep with while he is home. She told me she will keep the quilt and tell him it’ll be waiting for him when he comes back home. I wanted to start sobbing. Still do as I write this. Every quilt has a story and I am so honored to had a very small part in this one.
Thank you to all our men and women in Service.