Forgotten Pieces

Never let yourself get so busy that you slip and forget to post pictures of your customers’ quilts.  The title is because not only did I forget to post about this, but the Bethlehem Star table topper was supposed to be a center piece of a larger quilt.  But, Charlotte didn’t get around to finishing that quilt and, over time, forgot she had this star.  Realizing she probably wasn’t going to get around to putting the star into a bigger quilt, she decided it would make a great table topper.  And, she’s right!

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Charlotte likes traditional quilting, so I put feathers in the triangles and along the border and back and forth orange peel quilting inside the star.  This should go well with a snow theme, just in time for winter decor.

Christmas also brings charitable giving in many of us.  Charlotte made this quilt for an adopted boy.

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To make him feel like a star, that’s what we stitched into the quilt.  And, since he’s at the age where he’s learning the alphabet and how to read, letters were stitched into the border.

My apologies for forgetting to post these earlier, Charlotte!  I need to learn not to let the holidays “interfere” with what I need to do.  😉

I Spy

My final quilt for 2014 was an “I Spy” quilt for Charlotte’s grand-daughter.  What’s an “I Spy” quilt, you ask?  It is a quilt with lots of pictures to look for, using the quilt as a game board, of sorts.  Here’s a shot of the full length of the quilt.  Can you see what I am talking about?

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How about now with these close-ups?  Can you see some of the things you might “spy” with your “little eye?”

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I doubt you can see much of the quilting, but I added numbers and the letters of the alphabet around the borders.  Inside the borders I just quilted and Edge to Edge (E2E) of assorted drawings of things I saw in the quilt.  I hope Charlotte and her grand-daughter have a lot of fun with this quilt!  I know I did!