February Goal - Update

 Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My sister in law and I were able to finish the quilt top for the Family Tree Quilt.  We were very excited to finally have it completed.  We wish we would have done hourglass blocks down at the bottom of the quilt where you see the plain blue but at that point we just wanted to get it finished.  We presented it to my mother in law over the weekend and thankfully she loved it.  Here is a picture showing the entire quilt top.

My plan is to get it loaded on the long arm this week to get it quilted.  I purchased this great book by Natalia Bonner called "Beginners Guide to Free Motion Quilting", which can be purchased here.  It is an amazing book because it actually shows you how to quilt the designs.  I am going to try out several of her designs on this quilt.  This quilt will also be the first time that I do some "ruler" work as well.  I must say I am a little nervous to quilt this because the "whole" family paid for the supplies for my sister in law and I to make it, so in a way, it kind of feels like my first customer quilt.  Here are a couple of additional pictures showing different parts of the quilt close up:

The above is a pic of my mother and father in law.  My father in law passed away last May, so this is just one more reason why this quilt is so special.  

I was pretty impressed that it actually does look like a tree, so hopefully my quilting will make it look even more like a tree!  Wish me luck!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday link party hosted by Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Happy Quilting!


2013 - A Lovely Year of Finishes - February Goal

 Sunday, February 3, 2013

My goal for February was something that I was actually suppose to complete last year and on my 100 day Hustle List.  My sister in law and I wanted to make my mother in law a "Family Tree Quilt".  She is really huge into genealogy and that sort of stuff, so this quilt would be perfect for her.  Her birthday is coming up this February and it just so happens to be a big birthday!  She is going to turn 70!  I have never made a family tree quilt and neither has my sister in law.  We do not have a pattern but have kind of made one up ourselves.  So wish us luck!  This will definitely be interesting!

Linking up to 2013 - A Lovely Year of Finishes hosted by Fiber of All Sorts.
Happy Quilting!


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