Monday, July 11, 2011

{749} 17 More Motifs to Quilt


I worked on this puppy the whole way to FL.  I realized as we drove that most of this quilt was hand quilted on the highway.  Maybe I should change the name to Highway Hearts?  I sewed on it the last time Emily and I went to Florida, last week on the way to Ohio and back, and now to Florida again.  A good many of the blocks were appliqued in Florida when Wes and I went to Tampa.  Hmmm...

Anyway, all I have left to quilt is 17 more of the blocks where the 4 empty corners meet.  That is not much!  I already hand-sewed down the binding, so when the quilting is finished, it is finished!

Emily received her last quilt from me that was made for a wedding gift.  Then the last day I was there in Florida (Sunday) she asked me to make one of these for her.  I guess I will!  That is my favorite wall hanging ever (or at least tied with 10 others for first place).  She painted her kitchen nearly the same color as mine, so it will look splendid.  I'll get right on it, of course.  Hee hee...

In case you don't subscribe to my secret blog (just email me for the URL unless your last name is Parker)...here is a rundown of the quilts I gave her for wedding gifts...

Table runner (unfinished in picture):

Wall hanging (seasonal series):

Square table runner, hand quilted:


Octagonal table mat:


Throw-sized Christmas quilt:


Double-bed-sized quilt:


Wall hanging (one of seasonal series):


It seems I did not take pictures of them all.  Oh, well!  She has them!  There is another patriotic quilt that is the same size as the pumpkin and snowman ones to hang in the same spot year round if she likes.  I did find out that she took one of the quilts I made from some antique blocks...sneaky, sneaky! 

Rachel and I are having a sewing night, so that will be fun for us!

~Joan

3 comments:

JulieF1962 said...

What an incredible wedding gift! How wonderful for her to have little touches of her mom there to remind her of home. :)

Leeanne said...

Can you please adopt me? What a lucky girl.I love visiting your blog as there has not been one quilt I didn't like.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

What a lucky girl to get all these wonderful quilts! They are all fabulous.