Friday, June 12, 2015
Finishing My Sister's Third Quilt
My sister wanted to make a table runner to give as a gift, so I went fabric shopping with her. She fell in love with a Jinny Beyer jelly roll. We did add three different fabrics to it so there would be fifteen different batiks for the quilt.
She wondered what to do with the rest of the strips, and decided to make a quilt as well.
This is only her third quilt. Her first quilt took her ten years to finish. It is a beautiful lattice quilt.
She quilted it at my house with my Pfaff twelve years ago. Her second quilt is a baby quilt which was a hand quilted panel. It took her fifteen years to finish. We finished her third quilt together in one week.
She bought the fabric on Monday. Sewed the strips together for the Strip and Flip quilt and the table runner on Tuesday. Added borders at my house on Wednesday. Quilted her table runner on her own machine on Thursday. Helped me quilt the quilt on my mom's Fusion on Friday. Watched me sew the binding on the quilt, then sewed the binding on the table runner on Saturday. It was exhausting!
But we were so amazed that her third quilt was finished in less than a week.
She chose the field of flowers digital pantograph which came with the Fusion for the quilting design.
I got the biggest kick out of the fact that she matched her quilt when we were quilting it.
Once we finished the quilt and runner, they had to have a photo shoot at my house. :D
First, here's the table runner.
I will admit that the binding is only glued down in these pictures. She will use the ladder stitch to sew it down to the back by hand.
It looked so pretty outside.
And I really loved the quilt. It finishes about 55 x 70 inches and used the Strip and Flip Tutorial at Cluck Cluck Sew. I like using the full width of the fabric and adding a 5 inch border.
We quilted it in a light gray thread which looked great on the front.
And perfect on the back.
The binding is the same as the backing and adds such a great frame to the quilt.
My mom thinks she should start making more quilts now.
I really am so proud of my (older) sister.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar for this fun joint finish.