Beverly Pritchard asked me to make this quilt for her from her mother’s clothes. She knew the exact pattern she wanted, so that’s just how I made it! The diamonds cut from her clothes were put together with a subdued white Tonal Vineyard print that lets the colors shine. Her mom’s name and the dates marking the beginning and end of her time on earth were embroidered in lavender on a central purple panel by Pam Miller. The quilt is backed with our Quilters Blenders Blue Atoll quilt backing, while Hobbs Heirloom batting completes the quilt sandwich on the inside. I quilted it in “Curly Swirly” with purple thread and made the binding from the same purple material used for the name & dates panel. I hope this quilt brings Beverly years of happiness remembering and feeling her mom’s love.
Carole Hennen made this colorful Batik Strip quilt as a gift for her daughter-in-law. The strips are all batiks from our shop bordered with a cool green frame. She machine embroidered the date on the bottom. The quilt is backed with our Sapphire Blue quilt backing and wonderful, long lasting Hobbs Heirloom batting is on the inside. I quilted it in “Diamonds” for her with Royal Blue thread. A beautiful quilt, Carole! 🙂
Carole Hennen pieced this Patriotic Red, White & Blue quilt! The red & white / blue & white blocks alternate with the blocks made from the bold stars and stripes print. The red frame and white tone on tone stars border tie it all together to make a great quilt! Our quality Hobbs Heirloom batting is inside, and the quilt is backed with Blue Quilters Blenders backing from our shop. I quilted it in “Star Spangled” using gold thread and made the binding from the same material it’s backed with. Happy Birthday to the USA! 🙂
Christie Green made this handsome quilt for her grandson, Maddox. It has his name and a message of love for him embroidered on it with the names of all the special dads in his life! It’s backed with our Navy Blue quilt backing with soft Hobbs Heirloom batting from our shop inside. I quilted it “Bats, Gloves and Balls” in red thread for her. I did the binding in red as well. A wonderful gift and reminder of a father’s love, Christie! 🙂
Sue Coe made this magnificent Underground Railroad sampler quilt featuring quilt blocks used in quilts as signs for escaped slaves along the Underground Railroad. According to legend, a safe house along the Underground Railroad was often indicated by a quilt hanging from a clothesline, fence or windowsill. The blocks formed a type of code, communicating useful information. Along the edges the meaning of each block is embroidered in brown thread. The green print used in the sashing and gold print used for the legend tie these historic blocks together beautifully. I stipple quilted it for her using ecru thread to reproduce the look of the quilting found in many of these original quilts. A beautiful and compelling way to preserve this history and keep it alive.