Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WIP Wednesday #5 Dresden plate for my Grandma

Well it's Wednesday again and I have a super special project that I am very excited to share with you all.   I interrupted my progress on my AB tube quilt to make my lovely Grandma a birthday present this week.  Monday was her 78th birthday, and I spent all day Sunday working feverishly to get her special gift done in time.  I made her a 35"x35" jumbo Dresden plate wall hanging quilt.  I chose fabrics I thought would look in place in her home and the Dresden plate because she loves applique.  This quilt was fun and easy to make, but I spent most of my time quilting it.  My Grandma has recently taken up free motion quilting, around the same time I did, 9 months ago, and she has been my biggest supporter and fan in this learning journey.  I took this opportunity to do my very best work for her- to show her what I could do and to inspire her to keep working at it.  She has already seen the pictures of this and it is in route to her now via the USPS- I simply can't wait until she gets it in person and it takes it's rightful place on one of her walls amongst all her own lovely quilts.  In a true expression of love I even hand sewed the binding - which is something I truly do not enjoy- but for her it had to be perfect.  It was a good week for accomplish goals- and the quilt is something I know will be cherished- which really makes me smile. 
Finished Projects: Dresden Plate mini quilt
In Progress: Amy Butler Tube quilt







I am linking to Lee at freshly pieced

11 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful, beautiful gift! And I hope when I reach your grandma's age, I'll still be quilting as well...

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    1. Thanks so much, yes she is an inspiration for sure!

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  2. Your dresden plate is lovely and the quilting is beautiful! What a great accomplishment in such a short time too.

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    1. Why thank you, while I would normally prefer to take my time I had her birthday as a deadline and I wanted to have it done for her, so it was a marathon sewing and quilting session for me.

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  3. I love dresden plates and yours is beautiful.

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  4. What a special project, you should definitely be proud of this one! And that quilting is phenomenal!!

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    1. Thank you so much, I really enjoy quilting Dresden plates- I had a lot of fun with this one.

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  5. Fabulous quilting, it's perfect! And a grandma who is doing FMQ? That is so cool! I'm jealous!

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    1. Yes she started FMQ before I did and I saw her work and had to try it- it just clicked for me- thank you so much for your kind words.

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  6. What a beautiful quilt, I'm sure your grandma will love it! It is neat that you both are quilting!

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