Dad’s 80th Birthday Quilt

For Dad’s birthday, I collected outlines of hands from Dory, kids, kids’ spouses, grandkids, and kids’ and grand kids’ significant others. After machine stitching the hands, I added stitched names and put them into a grid with “bow-ties” in the corners.  The backing is a lightweight chambray and the whole thing is quilted between the blocks and around the triangles.  I have developed more dexterity with the presser foot and speed control, and had lots of time to listen to ebooks and music!

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A new quilt for Mom

Mom found some very old Italian silk she hadn’t used. I took it for a quilt front and back. FYI, no matter how you baste it, silk slips all over the place when it is on both the front and back of a quilt, stretches, and dances.  I tore out so many stitches that my seam ripper dulled!  ARGH!

Italian silk and quilting cotton; cotton batting

Italian silk and quilting cotton; cotton batting


Back of quilt – large piece of silk with cotton on the side


Detail of quilting


The colors are most true in this shot.

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