Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's never too late to start quilting...

My little friend, Kaye, is in her 70's.  This is her first quilt.  It's 108" x 108" 



We called it her "Church Ladies" quilt, as it was a group of friends from church that did it as a block of the month.  They used a free online pattern from http://www.blockcentral.com/ (Patchwork Panache).  She also told me that she has never really sewn much.  (?!?)  What a great way to learn to quilt ~ with sampler blocks and friends!

I freemotion-quilted some feathered vines and wreaths, roses, grids and curlicues. My girls added the binding for her, then little Mrs. Kaye took it home last night to sleep under her beautiful creation!

 



Here's the same quilt made by my friend Rachel that I quilted a couple of years ago.  She won a Sweepstakes prize at the county fair! 
 
 
Aren't these beautiful?  They'll be family treasures for years to come. 

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10 comments:

MaryBeth said...

Wow, that puts my first efforst to shame!! What a gorgeous quilt! Happy Thanksgiving.

pinsandneedles said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt and the quilting is exquisite!

Sheila said...

Wow that is incredible , congratulations to your friend for making this amazing quilt for a first one ,she did a beautiful job and your quilting is gorgeous!

Eunice said...

You've got skills, and so does Kaye. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great looking quilts!

Michele said...

She and her church lady friends did a wonderful job. She should be very proud of her accomplishment. And I say it is never too late to learn to quilt.

ShirleyC said...

Just beautiful!

Carol S. said...

First quilt? Beautiful!

Cliodana said...

oh my such a great pattern, and the quilting are amazing. love everything.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Yours, Ulla