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!


Teresa Silva February 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM  

Nice job on this one. Can't wait to see how you quilt it. This quilt is going to be so special. Great idea!

Lisa February 13, 2013 at 8:11 PM  

Oh Melissa!!! This is such a lovely quilt - so meaningful for your MIL ,made with such thoughtfulness. Can't wait to see what magic you put to it with your quilting. I am sure it will be stunning!

Amanda February 14, 2013 at 5:28 PM  

what did you use for the photos? My FIL requested a quilt with pictures on it for Christmas.

Anonymous,  February 15, 2013 at 8:13 PM  

What a wonderful, wonderful quilt!

Cindy February 20, 2013 at 5:52 AM  

What a wonderful idea for a quilt. It looks beautiful. Have fun quilting.

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts February 20, 2013 at 4:12 PM  

What a fantastic quilt. How special to have it done.

Carol March 9, 2013 at 8:26 AM  

Love the family tree!!!!

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