Beautiful warm batiks in greys, blacks, creams, tans & browns. Window borders around half square triangles. Very nice indeed.
Karen Gulliford is the piecer and this is her second quilt to grace the cabin.
If you remember (or don't), Karen is the local gal who came up and helped with my "For a Baby" quilt.
July 13: Quilt top arrived. Karen picked her IQ pattern. We'll pick a thread when she gets here.
July 22: Karen is here & we are quilting away! Everything went smoothly and we finished in a day! HA! It took us from 11:00 to 6:30 to do the first half of the quilt & from 6:30 to 8:30 to do the second half & until 9:00 to take & post the photos, fold & bag the quilt and load the car. Cathy was home by 10:45. Even with two of us, it took as long or longer to prepare & load the quilt as it did to longarm it.
Just got in Karen's queen size Stacked Coins or Chinese Coins quilt top. Just gorgeous!!
Mar 12: Before I received the quilt, Karen had already selected her IQ pattern.
Mar 31: Started preparing this quilt today. Let me say it is HUGE! In fact, I cannot do a quilt any wider. This one maxes out my 10' table. The backing is trimmed to fit the table (almost) and loaded. Yeah!! No seams in the backing which is very nice indeed.
Apr 01: Preparing and loading the quilt...Quilting...Finished!
Apr 02: Just posted final pictures.
Great Background Story from Karen
My family is originally from Southern Pa. where the Amish and Mennonites have a long tradition of making amazing quilts. I remember at 3 or 4 yrs old hand sewing patches together with my grandmother. I made small doll quilt tops but we never put them together into an actual quilt. Then my parents moved to Buffalo NY. When I grew up, every summer I went to visit my Granny and I would admire (and covet) those beautiful quilts. You see them everywhere just hanging outside on a clothesline or draped over the porch railing. But I never could afford to purchase one so I decided I better learn how to do it myself. I took a class at the local school through Continuing Education where I had a great teacher. I have made lots of quilts over the yrs but it takes me longer than I would like to get one finished. Maybe I just make them too HUGE. lol.
My grandson AJ (for whom I made the quilt you are working on) is 12 1/2. He has been very patient but keeps asking when I'm going to get the quilt finished. He was pleased to hear that I sent it to you to get it done and checks the blog to see the progress. He told everyone his quilt is on the internet. Anyway, the other day I told him I should get it back this week and then have to finish up the binding.
So he brings out his baby quilt to show me that when he gets the new one the old one will need a few small repairs and says " I'm sure glad I'm getting a new one because my legs hang out from under this one". Gotta love those grand kids.