Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Two of a Kind

I made these two quilts at the request of my husband.  One is for someone whose spouse has terminal cancer and the other is for someone who just had a heart transplant.  They use the Modern Pearls quilt pattern by Julia of Red Rainboots Handmade.  She offers the pattern for free here.  I did make the quilts smaller by leaving off two columns.  My quilts finish about 60 by 76 inches.  

The two fabrics I chose are Kona Lighthouse and Kona snow.  I think those colors looks so pretty together.  The backings are an off white minky.  

I cut the quilt out and basically followed her pattern with the lights and darks reversed.

Pretty soon I had one quilt on the design wall and another quilt top made.  

Then there were two quilt tops.

I loaded one large piece of minky a little bit differently.  I rolled the backing onto the bar normally used for the top.  I had to be careful when advancing the quilts, but it helped to manage the bulk of the minky.  

The first quilt was quilted with loopy spirals.

The second was quilted with a plain spiral. 

They were loaded one right after the other and came off the frames one right after the other.

I trimmed them at the same time.

On Halloween my husband asked me if I could hurry and finish one of them.  He wanted to gift it the next day.  So I did.

I got the binding on...

And took a couple outdoor photos before the trick-or-treaters came.

The other quilt sitting unfinished was bothering me, so I finished the binding after the kids were in bed on Halloween.

I had hoped for some more sunlight to take photos, but my husband checked the weather forecast.  It would be at least a week if I waited for a sunny day.  He wanted to gift the quilt before then, so I did the best I could.

I really enjoyed making these quilts, but I must admit I missed bright colors.  I just hope that these quilts can bring the recipients and their families some comfort.  



  1. I'm sure that your quilts mean a lot to the families that received them. The colors look very calming and peaceful, which is exactly what they need (along with lots of quilty hugs).

  2. Although these aren't bright, I love them! I'm not sure I've ever thought about an Irish Chain type quilt with the white for the chain. I'm sure both of these will bring much comfort to the recipients. ~Jeanne


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