This quilt was a long time in the making (for me, anyway). My friend wanted the quilt to be personal and represent their family members, and she actually began collecting the handprints at Thanksgiving and Christmas last year!
She traced each family member's handprint onto Heat n Bond Lite, wrote their names on them, and mailed all of them to me. She fell in love with the Dixie fabric collection by Allison Harris, and I think these cheery fabrics are perfectly lovely in this quilt. I constructed the quilt in 12 inch blocks, fitting the handprints around the center. I was even able to arrange the handprints by family group.
On the back, I used all of the leftovers, and used a navy tonal fabric to widen it out. Wide-ish stippling kept me from quilting through the handprints and embroidery too much, and I chose a red binding to frame it out. It's not my usual type of quilt, but I'm so happy I was able to make this quilt for my friend, and I do love the Dixie fabrics.
Last week's party rocked, and I have the highlights to prove it! Look at this improv string diamond quilt by The Lilac Cat!
This fun quilt is by Quilting is More Fun Than Housework-
and because I can't help myself, I have to share another mini by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal. What a cool twist on the pattern!
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