In November a friend from church asked me if I could make a quilt for his dear wife's Christmas. There was no way I could get it done by Christmas, but despite LOTS of set backs (multiple deaths in the family, getting sick with the crud, Riley's sudden illness & loss, and just trying to live,breathe, work, and be a wife & mom...) I did get it done before Easter....and Jean loves it!
I kept the design pretty simple ~ 9-Patches alternating with a plain block, all large 15" blocks. Heres the progress from beginning to end....
|Blocks rows ready to be sewn together. (Ignore the Neanderthal feet peeking out.)|
|Finished - but no borders yet... but its alreay BIG!|
|I just had inches to go, but....|
|only this much thread! |
(I made it, with a few inches of thread to spare. Whew!)
|Corner blocks & a little bit of the border.|
|My faithful helper Riley was always underfoot whenever I sew. |
He was with me for most of this project....I still miss him so much.
|Border whirls & swirls all quilted. |
I think this was my favorite part of this quilt.
|Swirls where quilted onto all the plan blocks.|
|Thats a lotta quilt to wrestle with!|
|FINISHED April 1, 2012!|