Thursday, December 17, 2009

Quilt Delivered!

On top of all the regular Christmas activities on my "to-do" list, I promised to finish a quilt that I hadn't figured on working on this month. You can read about it here.

I finished it by the deadline and delivered it to my office yesterday. I had to do the binding by machine, which I don't like to do because I really enjoy the hand stitching process and prefer the look of a hand stitched binding. However, I was under a time constraint, so had to finish it up quickly.

I did very simple quilting, with wavy vertical lines using gold thread in the blocks, black in the black sashing strips, white in the white sashing, and red hearts in the outer border. I had to substitute another black and white fabric in the last white border,  but overall I was amazed that I was able to stretch the original fabric as far as I did...even had enough to do the binding!
And here is the finished quilt! As I handed over the quilt, I told my colleague that I stitched lots of happy thoughts and healing prayers for our client into this quilt as I worked on it and I hope it helps to lift her spirits.

4 comments:

Gina said...

It's great. Well done on finishing it in time

Love and hugs Gina xxx

cozy quilter said...

A generous gift--filled with healing and love. It is beautiful in so many ways!

Vicki W said...

What a bright and happy quilt!

SandyQuilts said...

I really like it.