My husband and I moved into her house 3 years ago. I found this quilt under a bed in a bag and made it my responsibility to see this quilt put together properly so that we can gift it to Olivia's sister, my mother-in-law, Elaine McGuire. I've been asking around for help to finish this quilt for the past few years but never had any luck until I called Linda yesterday! Perfect timing. Granny Verlene passed away a few weeks ago and I know Elaine is going to love this surprise. She wanted it finished as well but of course she'll never get around to it so I'm glad I could find Linda to help me. This will also be my first Christmas spent with my in-laws so my husband and I are thrilled to have this quilt finished now! I can't wait to see the look on Elaine's face when she sees how beautiful this unfinished quilt has become. This quilt will live forever with Elaine in memory of Verlene Roark and Olivia Greene. (12/20/2018)
Dec 19: Erin called this afternoon with a hand pieced quilt she wanted finished. Not sure exactly what that meant, I invited her to the cabin.She came right over. Finished meant take apart a quilt sandwich intended for hand quilting, longarm & machine bind it. Since December is more than half gone, I decided I had one more quilt in me before Christmas. We took the layers apart then prepped & loaded everything.
Dec 20: Quilting. Quilted. Binding. Bound. Erin arrived at noon. She baby sat the nearly 350 minutes of longarming making sure all of the edges of the Dresden plates were stitched down and smoothing fabric to minimize puckers. We snacked on nuts & other goodies from nut.com & drank water, tea & coffee to keep us going. Erin left at 1:15 AM with her finished quilt. Not only productive but also a delightful day.
Making the Quilt & Shield
Frances Hunt's heirloom quilts were pieced and given to her by her Aunt Emma. She wants them finished & used.The 1st two are to be Christmas presents for her daughters, the 3rd is for herself. She wants all three of them enlarged with enough border to make them queen size with an 8" drop. She took them home to select fabrics. She & her husband want to participate in the longarming process when their schedules allow. Any assistance I can get handling, pressing, loading and rolling such large quilts would be welcomed, especially at this late date.
Nov 12: Frances & husband dropped by with the pieced tops. We worked well into the evening measuring, planning and shopping for backing & border fabrics.
Nov 13: Spent the day canceling an order, locating fabric options, doing quotes, emailing & chatting on the phone.
Nov 14: Started this BLOG post.
Nov 15: Added backing images selected/ordered by Francis.
Nov 17: Backing fabrics are here. Will pre-wash after Frances confirms this is what she wants.
Charmed 9-Patch - Quilted 12/10/2018, Bound 12/11/2018
Nine Patch - Quilted 12/15/2018, Bound 12/15/2018
2 of 2 quilts pieced by Debra: Basketball and hoops - for my nieces who are sisters and play basketball
Circles, circles everywhere & not a square in sight.
Oct 09: Quilt arrived.
Oct 17: Programmed.
Oct 18: Cutting batting.
Nov 04: Fixing top & bottom leaders.
Nov 05: Backing is prepped ready to load.
Nov 06: Backing is loaded. Showing how leaders work. On this quilt, only needed them on top & bottom with the backing centered between them.
Nov 09: Top is prepped ready to load. Have a pending question about the batting.
Nov 10: Quilting.
Nov 11: Quilted.
Nov 12: Final pictures. Will ship tomorrow since today is Veterans Day--a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I (November 11) to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. It replaced Armistice Day in 1954.
Linda, I cannot thank you enough for helping me complete this project for my father. My father announced to the family on July 6th that he had a health issue that was progressing quickly and that he was unsure of what the next few months held for all of us. This rocked our world. The thought of losing him was not something I wanted to entertain. I realize that each day we are given by our Creator is one to cherish. I try to stop and smell the roses, tell the ones I care about that I love them and be kind to other people. These things I learned from my Dad. Over a months time, he has declined rapidly. not sure how many "see you tomorrow" 's we have.
I have not been quilting long and my Dad has always loved the ones that I have created. It takes me TOO long to hand
quilt one, so I contacted Linda with questions and she said she would help me as much as she could. Her guidance is valued. When the quilt top that I pulled from my stash did not work out, it was Linda that suggested that making a new one might be easier than fixing the old one. I decided on a new pattern and using fabrics that I loved in my stash, I made a Quilt for Dad. Praying that Dad gets to use the quilt that I made for him. My apologies to anyone that I may be inconveniencing on Linda's to do list. Thanks to Linda for understanding the importance of this gift.
Prayers for my Dad are appreciated. Prayers of peace for him, strength for my Mom and the others of us that love him so.
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