Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Quilter in Training

Mid-July a friend from church, Rachel, asked if I'd be willing to help her make a signature quilt for her grandparents' upcoming anniversary. We used a google image search to find inspiration, and then used my Electric Quilt program to draft a pattern. I sent her on her way to shop for fabric, and then we've spent several afternoons together working on it. It's been fun to walk her through the whole process, and she has done a FABULOUS job so far. I've shown her how to use all the tools, but she's done virtually all the cutting and sewing herself. After doing a bit of embroidery work for her today, we've got the top pieced, and I just had to post pictures. This will be a table runner for her grandparents. It includes the signatures/birthdates of her grandparents, who didn't know what they were signing :) as well as parents, aunts/uncles, cousins and the next generation. There is one empty block saved for the newest member of the family who is due any day now... Oh, did I forget to mention that Rachel started this at 8 months pregnant?!? Assuming she's not in labor, we plan to baste it and start quilting tomorrow.
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2 comments on "Quilter in Training"

Tiffany on August 23, 2007 at 11:30 AM said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Rachel - can you let us see the final orduct before you give it to your grandparents?

Janay on August 25, 2007 at 2:48 PM said...

Status Update:
Rachel got all the quilting done on Thursday and Friday. It looks great! All we have left to do is the binding.





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