Friday, September 14, 2012

Practice, Practice, Practice.

Earlier this year my friend, Diane, asked me to make a quilt for a Quilts of Valor challenge.  She told me if I did she would quilt a few Happy Chemo quilts for me.  So I took her up on the challenge and made this quilt.        and gave her a few tops and backs to quilt for me.  I recently got a call from her telling me they were done.  We met and she gave me these beautifully quilted treasures. 
I love when people think to make manly quilts for happy chemo.  I think we hear a lot about women and breast cancer and I get many beautiful women's quilts.  But I think we some times forget that men get cancer too, and that they would appreciate a quilt also.  So these new additions are perfect, especially when photographed with my hubby and son's motorcycles in the background.  That tail you see on the one quilt is it's binding.  I was going to finish it up today but may wait and use it for a binding demo I'm doing on Tuesday at the Utah Quilt Guild's Annual Fest.  If your going to be there stop by and see me.  If not you can follow my tute.
This is the back of a third quilt Diane did for me.  Yes I think I got the better end of the deal.    Aren't the southwest shapes fun?
Even with Diane's generous quilting I still always have a few Happy Chemo quilts that I must quilt myself.   Which I guess is good, as it gives me time to practice my machine quilting.  Like I did on this lovely lone star top someone donated.  There was lots of room for machine quilting.
  So I  practiced
practiced 
practiced.

3 comments:

  1. A terrific trade! Your quilt and your quilting are amazing. I can't seem to be able to wrestle big quilts without making an utter mess.

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  2. That was a great trade! Love the SW quilting design.

    Great quilting, Em, if you are just practicing. It looks terrific.

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  3. Your practicing is looking great!!!

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