I have had a very productive and fun week this week!!! Grab a cuppa something good and read on!
Mainly I focused on binding completion then washing and drying that finish. Catch up on house chores then wrangling my honey to help load the frame up…. actually he volunteered!
Usually I do the loading solo but with my bum right knee (surgery is this coming Wednesday!!! YIPPEE 🙂 I was happy to have his help!
So this quilt top was a joint effort from my bestie and me…. She pieced the center via stack and whack style pinwheels… I think they look so much like flowers wide open though so I call them flowers! lol And I added the borders outside the burgundy to make it queen sized to fit our bed! The center is 62 x 84… The wide border is the print she made the flowers/pinwheels from 😀
Isn’t this quilt top just AMAZING!!!!??? I love how she pieced the center… it is not anything I could have had the patience to do… I still have the book she made it from too! I will probably look for a home for it in the near future!
I forgot to take a pic of the backing but it is a neutral large print wideback that is soft and cuddly… this will be on our bed when completed and loved forever! I have chosen a few stencils from my stash and with my honey’s approval and 2 cents added as well…
I have started the quilting already too!!! 😀
So this stack and whack quilt will officially be named the “Purple Heart Quilt”. My honey decided that and I love it 🙂 Above you can see the deep purple Aurifil 12 wt thread I am big stitching the purple hearts in…. above and below I am using 28wt Aurifil in beige to support the decorative purple hearts that finish this amazing top.
As for the finished Boho Heart with Friendship Stars Quilt I completed… it shall be mailed out after my surgery I think as we don’t have a good enough sturdy box for shipping it safely just yet. It will be traveling to my good friend in Florida 😀 I am sew excited for her to receive it and share a pic of it on her bed!
Before washing/drying with quilt measured 82 x 91…. afterward it measures above 78 x 86!!! That was quite a difference but there ARE lots of seams! I used great quality fabrics and a wideback backing that was fun to use with friendship text in all sorts of fonts… but that is a lot of shrinking! Now for some fun close ups for you to enjoy on this hand quilted beauty…
I really love the last shot (Debbie is an amazing friend to me) and the label (I lightly used a Frixion pen to write straight lines… then practiced what I was going to write on a piece of paper first!) and the whole quilt shot (WOW… I really did all this myself in under 1 year from start to finish!!!!)
I sure hope you enjoyed all this hand quilting show and share goodness today! Linking it all to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching…. please take time to go see what others are sharing and showing 😀 Just follow the bold letters to automatically open a new tab and see!
As I now prepare for my second knee replacement (the left one was replaced the end of October 2021)… I am excited to have the same surgeon and hope anesthesia will go the same too! I have a new mask to wear for the occasion that our great neighbors shared with me… They will be watching Molly for us while we are 2 hours away in the hospital for my surgery overnight.
Please send up healing thoughts and prayers for this upcoming surgery if you would…. next week my post may be short and sweet or long winded as I may be high on pain meds! lol We shall see 😀
Thanks for stopping by & remember to focus on the present…. that is the only place you can change the future or deal effectively with things from the past!