Thursday, August 19, 2010

Photos of the Memory Quilt

I promised photos of the memory quilt I'm working on. I now have 10 of the 12 block done. YEAH!!! Now waiting on a couple of things from the customer.

I think my ufo's are mulitplying in the closet! I have finished several lately but I still have too many to mention to finish. I vowed to have the Christmas sampler shop hop quilt done before this Christmas and the next shop hop. Well that shop hop is coming up in September and you guessed it, I'm not done! I have been working on it though. Now have all the blocks completed, need to sash, add borders, and quilt, bind, and label! No step for a stepper... right?

Speaking of a shop hop, The Fall Frolic Shop Hop is September 9th, 10th, and 11th. Check it out at their website

Happy Quilting from the Queen

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Memory quilt

I have been commissioned to make a "memory quilt" for a customer who's mother passed away a couple of years ago. She has brought me several pieces of her mother's clothing and I'm cutting out blocks from the clothing fabric. The challenging part is not the design but working with the fabrics. The closest thing to 100% cotton quilt fabric is the denim from one of the dresses. Everything else is silk, satin, lace, sweaters, knits, you name it but no cotton! I'm backing everything with a tricot iron-on interfacing to give the fabrics some stability. I have a feeling the tricky-est part is yet to come. I don't have it together and in my quilting frame to machine quilt yet. The worst part is that I have fussy cut several blocks that have applique with beading and rhinestone studs so there will be no computerized quilting. I'll have to quilt it the old fashioned way and hand guide my machine.... YUCK!!! Oh well, I think my customer will be extremely pleased with the end result.... I hope! I'll post pictures of some of the blocks when I get a few more done.

Happy Quilting From The Queen :)
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