This week I completed and mailed back a quilt to a special young woman named Diana Jasany. Diana is a teenager who lives in North Carolina and is making quilts for a Girl Scout Gold Award project. You can read all the details which she frequently updates on her Facebook page here. She calls her project Diana's Golden Needle. A quick summary: Diana was adopted, and her original goal for the project was to make 16 quilts (since she is 16 years old) and donate them to kids in orphanages and help bring awareness about adoption. She has surpassed her goal and is now striving for 100 quilts! She is getting donations from every state in the US and also other countries around the world. I heard about Diana's project a few months ago and emailed her and offered to quilt one for her.
Diana's quilts are made using the Scrappy Trip Around the World block. People are sending her completed blocks, and then she is sewing them together to make the tops. I just love how they symbolize different people's tastes in fabric and time and talents all combined to show love to kids who need it.
I decided to use one of my new pantograph designs that no one has requested yet, Soap Flakes. When I bought it, I thought it might be good on a masculine quilt (no feathers, swirls, or flowers) or just to create a cool overall texture. It is kind of overlapping arcs and partial circles, and I really like the way it turned out. The thread color is a light tan called Sesame Seed which blended in with the wide range of colors and the backing fabric.
The best quilts are the ones made with love, prayers, and care for the person who will be receiving it, even if you don't know exactly who that may be. This is surely one of those quilts! Please visit Diana's page if you have a few minutes and read about her story. You'll definitely be impressed by this young lady, and maybe you'll even want to help her out, too.
Thanks for letting me quilt for you, Diana!
You can also check out more Friday Finishes over at Crazy Mom Quilts where I'll be linking up. Thanks for visiting!
One of the quilts that I finished this week was this one for my Aunt Sharon - yes, another lovely Carpenter's Star quilt. I never get tired of seeing these. Sharon did a beautiful job piecing, and she even got creative with the backing.
I quilted it with the Feather Flip pattern and a very light yellow thread.
Great job, Aunt Sharon, and thanks for letting me quilt for you!
I ordered some new pantographs (edge-to-edge quilting designs) this week. I can't wait to try them out! Yeah, a new snowflake pattern! They are also added onto my full page of design options under "more" at the top of this page. Contact me if you would like me to use one on your quilt. I would love to quilt for you.
I'm linking this finish up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Over the last week I quilted this big beautiful log cabin quilt for a client, Barbara. She made this quilt for her son and daughter-in-law. Her son is battling illness right now, and it was my pleasure to be able to work on this special quilt so that Barbara can give this wonderful gift as soon as possible.
I love Barbara's fabric selections. She even mixed some batiks in with prints. The outside border is fussy cut. She did beautiful work. This quilt was so big I had a hard time laying it out on my floor space.
I quilted with a light blue thread and the edge-to-edge pattern Fandango. The quilting blends in really well, but you can see the nice curved texture it brings on the back of the quilt below.
Thank you, Barbara, for letting me quilt for you!
I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your day!
I'd like to show you two of the latest quilts I finished for clients. I see a variety of styles of quilts, and these contemporary ones were so different and fun to work on.
The first one belongs to Katie. She made this one for her son's bed. I quilted it with the Bauhaus pattern and light gray thread. Her little boy loves maps, and he was more excited about the back of the quilt than the front. Yes, that is the backing fabric, the large map print. So unique! Great job, Katie!
Next up is a baby quilt made by Sherri. It is a traditional pinwheel, but Sherri's fabric choices make it modern, I think. The white is actually one of the "grunge" fabrics. I quilted it with the Pretty Paisley design and a taupe colored thread. You can see a little before and after in the picture of it being quilted and how the quilting can really change the whole quilt. It is very feminine and soft. Beautiful quilt, Sherri!
Thanks for having me quilt for you, ladies!
I have a gorgeous log cabin quilt on my machine right now. Come back and visit next week to see it. I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.
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I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!