Saturday, 23 November 2013

Church Quilt for Mom

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I don't know the exact name for this quilt pattern, it's like an orange-peel, and resembles a cathedral window, but I started calling it the Church Quilt because I knew it would only look right taking the pics near this pretty little church near my home (I love living in England).

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I made this quilt for my mom--this is the first one I've made for her because I was waiting for something perfect to come to mind. My mom is very particular about her home and I knew not just any quilt would do. When Winter's Lane fabric was released I knew it was the perfect fabric to use.

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To create the design, I used the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful. The curved piecing was really easy when I used the video tutorials. I didn't use one of the published patterns, but I just messed around with the blocks until I achieved what I wanted.

My long-arm quilter, Asta, did a beautiful job quilting it up. I really have to get myself a long-arm machine one day!

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From some of the pics it looks as though the orientation is a bunch of squares, but really when it is draped like it should be, it is like diamonds.

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I'm actually a little nervous because my mom wants to see the pics before she sees the quilt in person, so when she views this (Hi Mom!) it will be her first glimpse at it.

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I hope she likes it:)

I would be more than happy to create a tutorial on how I made this if anyone is interested. Just let me know.

Linking up with Quilt Story and Finish it up Friday

2 comments:

  1. It’s simply gorgeous. Oh, and tell Asta’ hello…from Marcia! We quilted together in Okinawa, Japan ;)

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