Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sundrops for Sue


I began making this large lap quilt (59"square) last year, not sure who would end up with it, but knowing I would figure it out eventually; I got it to the binding stage in January...


...then, with the passing of my Uncle Alister this March, I knew straight away 
that this would become a gift for his wife, Aunty Sue. 
I spent a LOT of time at their house as a child - it was pretty much a second home - 
so I wanted to give her something special.


The prints are from a layer cake of 'Sundrops' by  Corey Yoder for Moda. 
The prints are a mixture of florals and polka dots in a range of corals, greys, lemons and greens.
This is a 'sister' quilt to the auction quilt I made last year.


The pattern is 'Cake Slices' by Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs.
I quilted a mixture of ribbons, echo diagonals, and straight lines.


The binding is a gorgeous coral fabric, with the backing being pieced from 
a white/grey eyelashes print and a soft green words print.




Aunty Sue was really thrilled - it went straight onto her bed!
'Kia ora' to all my visitors via Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday linky party
Have a lovely Easter!

12 comments:

  1. Pretty quilt! I love your pattern, and your quilting, and it seems that I'mnot alone ;)

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    1. Thank you Frederique - quilting is my happy place!

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  2. Beautiful quilt Jen. Isn't it fun gifting our quilty hugs to show our love! Sorry about the loss of your Uncle.

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    1. Thanks for that, Karen. Alister was a real joker and I'll miss his wise-cracks.

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  3. Sorry for your loss. There is nothing like a quilty hug! I just sent a quilt to my cousin who found out she has two types of cancer.

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    1. Oh wow! Your cousin will have quite a journey ahead of her; a nice cosy quilt will be very comforting on the rough days.

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  4. Quilts have a comforting and healing effect. Your Aunt will cherish this quilt for years to come. It's gorgeous and your quilting is quite amazing!

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    1. Thanks Jayne! She sure did love it - seeing the reaction is the best part of gifting a quilt!

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  5. This is beautiful, what a thoughtful gift. The quilting on this is very pretty!

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    1. Thanks Judy - I tend to keep the quilting fairly simple (coz am usually in a hurry and don't want to get too complicated).

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  6. Beautiful! It's funny how different the two quilts -- the one above and the one you put to auction -- look. The pops of coral in the original, used more sparingly, create a more airy finish.

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