Saturday, February 18, 2012

Angels Quilt Top Finished!

Today I finished the quilt top and made my quilt sandwich for quilting. I added a new block with a sisters saying which I found as a friend saying and changed the one word. I added some strips, cut a little here and there and fit them all together. It measures 68" x 47" with the border/binding. When I finish the quilting I will fold the border to the back to use as the binding.

I decided to do this the easy way and used fusible batting, a bit stiff but I wanted to put it together without pins, though I did add a few just to stabilize it  better. My plan was to do black running stitches on the inside of the quilt blocks, but I need to decide how to quilt the rest? I left some things undone, so I can do that stitching with the batting in, to give it more depth and more areas that are tacked down.

My sister is still waiting for a time to have her mastectomy which is the next step, so I have time to quilt it before she goes in and comes home. I will start quilting tomorrow, so any ideas or suggestions are always appreciated.

I had to take a photo in a darker room, but once I quilt it, I can take a straight shot and hopefully show all the detail. The appliqu├ęs are from pattern books by Jan Patek; Angels and Say it with flowers, and a few of my own touches.


23 comments:

annie said...

that is just lovely, hope all goes well with the surgery.

Brenda said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. The colors are so calming and warm. It is a gift that will keep giving every time your sister holds it. :)

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

It took my breath away, literally.
I pray that everything will go just fine.
Hugs,
Susan

Orange Sink said...

The quilt is so gorgeous! I know it will wrap your sister in love and strength! Holding her in my prayers!
Hugs!
Cathy G

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
it is so beautiful...i love it so much..from my heart..
i hope all goes well with the surgery ..
love cucki xx

Barbara said...

This is adorable, Debbie. I love your designs.

Dorothy said...

It's looking wonderful.

Raymond Homestead said...

That is so neat! Love the angels and the sayings!

Jacque. said...

This is going to be so awesome, Debbie!

The English Romantic said...

It's going to be wonderful when it's quilted, I love it already.
Best wishes to your sister.
Angela.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful What a thoughtful gift from you. I'll keep your sister in my prayers.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Shelley said...

Debbie, your sister is going to love this quilt! She's so lucky to have a great sis like you :)

moosecraft said...

This quilt is gorgeous, Debbie!!! Love the words and the designs! I like the idea of folding the borders back for the binding! Makes things easier! Prayers being sent for safe and successful surgery... hugs!

Terry said...

It looks wonderful! :0)

Fiona said...

oh it is just lovely....
Hugz

Allie said...

Oh Debbie, that is really gorgeous - she's going to love it! Perfect! I'm praying for her surgery, hon!

quiltsbycheri said...

she will treasure the love you've put in every stitch, truly a gift from the heart....

frontporchprims said...

I am pretty sure you may be the best sister out there. I love that you love your sister. Mine are my best friends. The quilt is beautiful. I don't love it for that reason though......I love it for what it represents. Thanks for sharing the process of your quilt and all the special blocks you have made. It truly has been wonderful. -Steph-

Cherry said...

Wow, I love your quilt, especially the thoughts behind it. I will be praying that all goes well with your sister.

Jan PATEK said...

Awesome, Debbie - just awesome. I'm sure it will speed her healing. Thanks for the honor of using my designs in such a special quilt.

Carole said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Your work is always so nice! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

Congrats! It is a great quilt.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This quilt is wonderful.
I am keeping your sister in my prayers.