Monday, July 6, 2009

Progress



You can read more about this very special quilt for my sister in my previous post. I had originally not intended to put this up on my blog because this is so personal but it occurred to me that perhaps this may inspire others to do something similar for someone close to them who has also suffered a loss.

If you read my previous post, you know that I began using a pattern created by Molly Fryer and although I love that pattern, I really could only follow it to a certain point ( beyond her beautiful applique border I am kinda on my own) Why? Well because I am working with mostly shirts that have been cut apart and not yardage, I don't have the luxury of following this pattern exactly as it was laid out so now I am simply adding and creating borders as fabric allows. I just need to be "creative" that's all. I must say that Molly's quilt was the perfect starting point for this project.

I am pleased with the look of these wide and narrow borders that I have added.
The completion of this quilt is definitely a priority so I am off to see what I can come up with for the next border.

6 comments:

Allie said...

Good for you, taking a pattern and having the courage to make it your own. Which you are doing beautifully, by the way. This is SO special.

Pat said...

I can guarantee you that Molly totally approves of what you are doing with her pattern as your starting point. This is truly a labor of love!

comicbooklady said...

This is so awesome! what a tribute!

Diane J. Evans said...

A beautiful tribute, Jill -- you must be pleased!

Diane

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...what a wonderful thing to do for your sister after her loss. Your workmanship is fantastic.

Clare W said...

I JUST LOVE THE MIXTURE OF THE CIRCLES AND SQUARES ON THIS QUILT. IT'S SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA AND I'M SO GLAD YOU DECIDED TO SHARE IT AFTER ALL. BY THE WAY YOUR DOODLES ARE TERRIFIC. IT'S FUNNY I HAVE BEEN HAVING A GO AT STITCHING LITTLE PICTURES THIS WEEK TOO BUT NOTHING AS ORNATE AS YOUR QUEEN BEE. I THINK I AM INSPIRED TO TRY A LADYBIRD. BY THE WAY I'M ADDING YOU TO MY BLOGROLL.

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