Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Shelli's Quilt - Finished

My nephew is only 8 years younger than I am. He is my oldest brother's son and has always been so special to me - more like a younger brother than a nephew. His wife Shelli is a delight. She is quiet, funny, kind, and has been a steady rock of sanity in our crazy family. She and my nephew live near the small town in Oklahoma where my parents are buried, and every year Shelli elaborately decorates their graves for me on Memorial Day. This quilt is my small thank you to her for her devotion to a loving tradition.

I like the classic beauty of simple blocks and used a variety of fabrics in shades of aqua, red, white/off-white, and gray - Moda's Flats, Baby Jane, a Yuwa kitchen print, Bonnie and Camille Ruby, and a gray gingham by Studio E.

On the back are Modern Roses by Stephanie Ryan (one of my favorite fabrics ever) and the gray gingham, along with white. I used Jeni Baker's Nordika for the binding.

I love Modern Roses so much - I even think the selvedge is pretty, so I kept it on the quilt

On the back is "The Road to Oklahoma Meets Lone Star", blogged about here

I quilted horizontal wavy lines and added a label.

I mailed the quilt to Shelli last week with a letter (that will make my tender-hearted nephew cry). Hopefully she will like it!

UPDATE: 7/10/15 - Shelli did love it! She said it was beautiful and that she put it on her Grandpa's rocking chair to display it.


  1. Now that is a true gift. I'm in love with the colors!

  2. Oh Linda... how can she not like it?! It is special on every level and she is going to love it! The fabrics are so beautiful as is the sentiment that travels with it! Hugs! :) x

  3. Linda, I love everything about this quilt. The simplicity of the patchwork, the color palette you used, the gorgeous back and the story behind the quilt. Just wonderful!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! What a kind gift for your thoughtful niece!

  5. Such a a lovely gesture and a beautiful quilt. Love the back, love the front. Very nice. Visiting from FUIF.

  6. Simple and so so beatiful. I just love the quilting on it. Great job! -katariina from Finland


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