Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday

I'm a little late to the finish it up Friday party.
I JUST made it outside to take a photo before I lost the sunlight!
:)

It was GREAT to get this ALL done today.
When you have a GOAL...
It sure is nice to get to the finish line......
Even when there are unforseen curves in the road!
;)

I've quilted it simply with lines
and will go back now
SLOWLY
and add some BIG red stitches BY HAND!
 
So....
technically
NOT done.
Close enough, don't ya think?

I scoured my 2 1/2" strip drawer
and found the LAST few REDS to bind this with.

Red and white.
That classic combo we ALL love!!!
 
This cuddly quilt measures 53"x57"
and will be auctioned off soon
to support a friend's daughter
heading to Canada on a year long
missions trip.
 
One fun fact about this quilt:
A few years ago I inherited
a bag of OLD cloth bandage strips
rolled up and sewn tight to be sent to
missionaries.
They were probably made in the 50's or 60's.
I was able to add some to this quilt!
I love the way old things made with love and care
can be added to some of the things we make TODAY!!!!
It's almost like they were WAITING patiently
for their turn to be made into something special!!!
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

  1. I hope this isn't a repeat comment. Just saying how I love red and white and hope to make one someday. Enjoyed the note about the bandages, hope the one who gets the quilts know about it. Patti

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  2. Love that you mixed the old with the new. It really does make for special quilting. It's a great finish! Enjoy your extra touches.:)

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  3. I LOVE this quilt, love the surprise of being able to add those old cloth bandages, (wee-ooh, wee-ooh, à la Twilight Zone, no?!...just the full circle of it all...) and most of all love the Canada theme. Might just have to make me one like it...yep I'm a proud Canadian. ;-)

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  4. PS hit 'send' too fast: I pinned your quilt onto my Pinterest page too!!

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  5. This is outstanding! Love the simple, modern look. The Maple leaves are just the right touch with the Canada theme, and imagine being able to add some of the vintage missionary staples to the quilt- full circle. Look forward to seeing the red stitching, a nice accent to it all.

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  6. Very cool quilt, Beth! I love the randomness of it, with the maples leaves to focus on. Whoop whoop!!

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