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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Handmade Handprints and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday!  I've finished this family handprint keepsake quilt, and it is already on its way to its new home.  I had a lot of fun finishing this one.

These Bonnie and Camille Handmade fabrics have a fantastic retro vibe, and are just perfect for a couple celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary.  Since this quilt is a big surprise, once again I have covered the names so there is no identifying information showing.

I used Heat n Bond Lite to appliqué the handprints to the background, as well as the nametags (covered in the photo).  When the quilt is washed, the raw edges of the appliqué will curl just a little bit, but the Heat n Bond will keep them from fraying.  Really heavy quilting would have distorted the handprints, so I opted for wide-ish stippling instead, using my favorite Aurifil 50 wt. White thread.

I started with a full bundle of the Handmade collection containing 40 different FQ's, so I had plenty left over for the backing.  I always love when I can create a fully reversible quilt.

A solid binding is great for containing all of the busy print, and Kona Limelight is a great match for the crisp green in the collection.  I can't wait for the recipient to get this quilt.  I truly hope it becomes a cherished family heirloom.

Edited to add-  Oops!  I forgot to announce the winners from the three October giveaways!

Comment number 7, Beachy Quilter is the winner of the stuffed pumpkin kit from Shabby Fabrics.  Sue, comment number 38, is the winner of the fantastic black and white bundle from Fort Worth Fabric Studio, and comment number 4, Shauna, will receive the Little Whispers low volume bundle from Lady Belle Fabrics.  Congrats, ladies!

Last week's party rocked!  Barbora from skalabara quilts shared this graphic cross tile quilt-

I love this quilt by Liz at Savor Every Stitch, called Tangerine Dreams.

Susan at Quilt Fabrication linked up this fun Halloween quilt-

And Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts showed off this purple version of her Flurry Quilt.  So gorgeous!

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  1. That is so adorable! What a great 50th anniversary gift :)

  2. I'm already counting hands in my family to see if something like this would work! What a great idea, and those Bonnie & Camille fabrics are so pretty! Love the reversible idea too. Always fun to see what you are creating!

  3. It turned out gorgeous and there is no doubt it will be a big surprise and cherished forever!

  4. Love your hand print keepsake quilt and the Bonnie & Camille fabrics are perfect!

  5. The perfect finish. Way to use a bundle.

  6. Kelly, your quilts are always soooo nice, bright and cheerful. Thanks for featuring my quilt, you made my day!


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