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

6 comments:

  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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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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