Monday, March 14, 2016

Debbie's Prayer Quilt

The prayer quilt for my niece is finally finished! My niece is a strong Christian, and I positioned the three magenta and violet crosses to serve as a remembrance of the three crosses of Calvary - I think she will like the significance.

Pattern illustration

As I mentioned when I blogged about it (almost 3 weeks ago!) I used a free Craftsy pattern, Plus Quilt by Jeliquilts. I loved the mix of colors used in the illustration so much that I duplicated them as closely as I could.

I pieced the back with some leftover cuts from the fabrics (listed below)

I particularly love this bird fabric and the bit of whimsy it adds. And it was very gratifying to audition it and see it contained the colors from the other fabrics.

I made a few errors and had to rip seams a few times, even with the binding! The Kona magenta fabric I originally intended for the binding raveled too much after all the chaos, so I looked to my purple stash to find something that would work. Lo and behold I had a 1/2 yard print that was perfect!

I stitched crosses in each corner

The quilting was mostly straight line, with some wavy lines on the border.

Last time I talked to my niece, she was feeling stressed about her upcoming treatments following her mastectomy, so my wish is that this prayer quilt will give her some comfort.

Quilt Details:
Finished size: 45"x45"

Quilt Front:
Collage Bird Dot Cream by Carrie Bloomston for Windham
Bohemia Teal Dots by Julie Paschkis for In The Beginning
Kona: Snow, Ash, Violet, and Magenta
On a String in Lime by Valentina Ramos for Robert Kaufman
Unknown dark eggplant fabric Made in Japan

Binding: Mosaic Purple by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery
Backing: Collage Bird Dot Cream by Carrie Bloomston for Windham, Kona Ash

Thread used:
Superior Threads So Fine Genoa Gray


  1. You have done such a beautiful job with this quilt Linda and I am sure that your niece will feel comforted by it. It has been made with a lot of love! I wish her well! Christine x

  2. Linda, that is gorgeous! I love the bird fabric - where did you find it? What a lovely gift for your niece, just when she needs it. I wish her good health!

  3. What a pretty quilt Linda. The significance behind your placement of the crosses is very soothing. I am sure your niece will love this. I like the dense straight lines that surround the pluses. (Is that a word?) also love the birds on the back. Great finish!

  4. Such a special project. So much thought to detail. I put your niece on my prayer list for comfort and healing.

  5. Beautiful finish, Linda! And I'm glad the binding worked out so nicely for you. Seam ripping is never fun, especially when the fabric gets worn--but I really like this print. It adds a little spark that the magenta might have lacked for the binding. So hurray for a happy ending. I really like how the fabric from the front carries through to the back--those birds are delightful! I'm sure your niece will find this very comforting. And with its symbolism, how neat that you finished it near to Easter!

  6. Wow. What an AMAZING piece! I really think (have you ever considered?) that you need to do some posts on YouTube. I would really like to watch you work on some of these beautiful quilt projects of yours.


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