Monday, April 18, 2011

started a new quilt....

This weekend I spent some time in the beginning of the day working on a new quilt...

This quilt is for my sister-in-law who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her favorite color is purple and blue. I am making a quilt that as you are piecing you are quilting it at the same time...

I laid out a few of the blocks that I put together....

It is a fairly simple design to make. Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson is the book the instructions come from. I have actually done some free motion quilting in the triangle... I will have to take a picture of it. The quilt will be assembled by a sashing. I have made a couple of smaller things using this method. I am trying to get it done by the end of the month. The other thing I did this weekend was teach my friend from work how to use her sewing machine. Her husband gave it to her for Christmas and she has been afraid to try.... now she is not so afraid of it. It was fun, will have to show her more.

Thanks for looking...


  1. that is going to be so gorgeous when it's done, and how thoughtful to make it for your SIL. I've heard of love blankets and prayer shawls, both of which people get to wrap around themselves and feel the love and prayers of those who made them. I'm sure she's going to feel awfully loved when she uses this.

  2. That is quite intricate to put together. Really looks beautiful. She will love it!

    How nice of you to break in a new sewer. ;) It is fun to teach somebody something that you enjoy so much, isn't it? :)

  3. Beautiful fabrics. Your SIL will feel all the love you put into it. I want to learn more about that method. Terah

  4. Beautiful Karen! Sometimes it's just so fun to sit down and sew, isn't it?
    And I see your favorite movies list, I can't believe Tombstone is at the bottom!!!

  5. Thanks everyone! Yes Deb, it is fun to sit and sew and quilt it at the same time... Wow! I am not sure why Tombstone is at the bottom... it is my all time favorite :)



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