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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Special Gift and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  This week, I have been working on a commission quilt and having a lot of fun with it.  This quilt is for a friend who's parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  I finished up this top today, just in the nick of time for NTT.

Don't mind those white dots.  Next to each family member's handprint, I also appliquéd a patch of fabric with their name, and I just didn't want to post any identifying information.  I've made one other quilt like this, but on that quilt, I sewed the handprints to solid white squares.  With this quilt, I decided against that for a couple of reasons.  First, because this family has so many more people, I thought the quilt might have too much white if I did that, but most importantly, this Handmade collection from Bonnie and Camille has so many gorgeous low volume prints that I just couldn't bear to put them aside. I'm so glad I decided to use them for the background for the appliqué.  It creates a quilt that is just a little bit busier, but I love it.  Since this quilt started with a full fat quarter bundle, I might even have enough for a fully reversible quilt.  I'm crossing my fingers (I'm also crossing my fingers for drier weather soon, hence the indoor pic)!

Last week's party was full of awesomeness, as usual.  Check out the progress on this beauty by Linda at Kokaquilts-

This quilt by Myra at Busy Hands Quilts has real wow factor!

Jen at deJong Dream House shared these two lovely finishes-

Isn't this wonky log cabin by Quilting Gail perfect for fall?

Look at this cute pumpkin table topper by Marie at QuiltBee-

And finally, I love the elegance of this quilt by Nancy at Grace and Peace Quilting-

Before we party, have you seen the latest issue of Curated Quilts (Issue 5- Improv)?  Well, check out their Curated Studio page-

That's right!  A write up of my book Stash Statement is right there with summaries of books by Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sherri Lynn Wood.  That's pretty amazing company if you ask me.  Whoop!

By the way, you can get your own copy of my book on Amazon, Connecting Threads, or anywhere else quilting books are sold.  Or you can get a signed copy from me HERE!

Okay y'all, let's link up!


  1. What a wonderful anniversary quilt! Get the tissues ready, it's going to bring tears to some eyes! The handprints are just genius! Well done!!

  2. Beautiful anniversary quilt, such a great idea to add family hands this way! And lovely quilts featured too!

  3. A beautiful quilt and a lovely idea, and congratulations on that book review, fine company indeed!

  4. Fifty years!! This quilt will be so cherished! Its a great idea using the hands of each family member!!

  5. What a great family quilt. It will be loved!

  6. A lovely unique quilt, love the hands idea! And thanks for the shout out too!

  7. Your commission quilt is just lovely. Using handprints is so personal and meaningful. I'm sure it will be well loved.

  8. Brilliant idea for a 50th anniversary quilt! And thanks for featuring my quilt too!!!


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