SandiePink on craftsy.com

SIX Quilts for Christmas

Eye Icon FOLLOW
+ Add a Project
Small magnify icon
i
Photo Details:
Camera Z5X5P
Exposure Time 1/15
ISO 325

young bride

Offer some kudos...

Join the conversation...

Ask a question...

Add your comment...

Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Holiday
SandiePink on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? This is the size that I call a 'Lifetime Quilt'. (50x70) It is my Favorite size to make, and I personally use this size all the time, throughout the year. The idea of the 'Lifetime Quilt' came to me many years ago when I got a phone call - but 13 years before that. . . . , I had a brother & sister in a Sunday School class that I taught, and they also had a little sister; their (unmarried) Mother then had a little baby boy and I wanted to do something for him, so I made him a Baby Quilt. Then 13 years later I received a phone call from a lady, telling me that a young boy wanted to meet me. You see, he had been in and out of foster homes and detention centers most of his life - and the ONLY thing that went with him throughout all those years, was his 'quilt'. (I guess I had put a label on it, like I always do, and that is how they 'found' me.) After a few minutes of thought, I told the lady 'No, I don't want him to attach the 'love he felt with that quilt' to a 'person' - but rather to God." After hanging up, I found myself wishing that I had made the quilt a bit bigger, so he could still be using it. And that is how this size quilt became my 'Lifetime' Quilt size; one that can be used throughout all the years of one's life.

SandiePink on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? WOW - 6 quilts in 4-1/2 months!! I learned several things. The quilt pattern is called 'Tossed Nine Patch' from 'Quilt in a Day'. And because you put 9 whole blocks together and then cut them up into 4 blocks - you don't know the alignment of the square once it is pieced together as a quilt - SOOO I did my MACHINE EMBROIDERY after the top was pieced together. What I learned there was -to spray starch the block (3x) you are about to ME onto. (In some quilts I placed the design where each could be viewed from a different angle, but as I progressed along, I felt 'one-way' looked best.) I also LEARNED how to completely finish the Binding by Machine! (It was a 'time' factor :-) ) And I am VERY Proud of the results - and don't think I will EVER hand finish a binding by hand again!! :-)

SandiePink on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have FUN with your projects!

SandiePink on craftsy.com

What a beautiful Christmas quilt. I recognize some of the fabric from connecting threads and the rest?? Your blocks really pop. I will be sharing a project later today. You inspire me to finish those UFOs in my closet. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!

11/29/2013 Flag

You are awesome

11/29/2013 Flag

These are beautiful... thank you for sharing!

11/29/2013 Flag

Beautiful, Sandy!

11/29/2013 Flag