Friday, October 10, 2014

Memories are made of this…

Wendy was moved by the death of a friend to make some memory items for the bereaved family including a quilt. She wanted the quilt to have Polar Fleece on the back, I agreed to that on the understanding that I would also put cotton batting in it.

This is what the top looked like when it came to me.

Wendy's quilt before

On examining it I realised that it had a huge mix of fabrics in it. Many of them thin and stretchy. So my first move was to iron interfacing onto the back of the pieced rows.

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Then onto Bertha it went. Bertha didn’t let me down. She wasn’t phased by the changes of thickness and fabrics at all. The first thing I did was baste, baste, baste top to bottom.

Wendy's quilt tackedIMG_1191

Then lots of stitch in the ditch. The borders stitched with curved echo a  la Kathy of  Tamarack Shack.

Memory quilt topIMG_1248_1

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Koru type swirls in between the rows and Wish bones in the wedges.

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The combination of Polar Fleece and cotton batting made the quilting look very plush.Peggy’s magic binding with a pop of taupe the perfect finishing touch.

Check out the back:

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Wendy is very pleased with the result and I was happy to be part of such a special project.Thanks for trusting me to quilt this for you Wendy.

    

11 comments:

  1. What a neat quilt - love the setting - and of course the machine quilting!!

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  2. great quilting and great quilt, a handy tip re the iron on interfacing

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  3. What a treasure Linda, and your quilting with Bertha has beautified it more. Lovely swirls. Cheers,Jean

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  4. That came up really well Linda. Love the curved borders. All over an excellent design and Wendy cannot help but be pleased with it.

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  5. Another fabulous finish. Bertha, Peggy, and you are quite a threesome!

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  6. Such a stunning quilt! Your quilting designs really set the quilt pattern off so well.

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  7. WOW! I firmly believe you're a quilting magician. Great idea to stabilise the quilt top first .That quilt looks just stunning.

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  8. Love your quilting on this !!! And the taupe binding is perfect !!!
    I have one to pop in the post to you :)

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  9. Wow! Firstly, it's interesting to see your process. And then the quilting ... Wow!

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  10. great quilt and you have made a smashing job with the quilting I am sure this will be a comfort for the bereaved family

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