There’s a New Quilter in the House

Sometime this past January I showed my husband John how to sew a seam.  Then he sewed another.  And another.  And then he had a quilt top made.  And then I quilted it for him.

Quilt Number One!

Quilt Number One!

He gave this quilt to a young lady who is recovering from distress in her life.  We began with the four patch in the center, then added a couple borders.  Then he found my Civil War reproduction fabrics and made a bunch of squares.  He likes squares.

Nice feathered wreath in the center...

Nice feathered wreath in the center…

Quilting Closeup

Quilting Closeup

Here’s a photo of him binding this quilt.  John is a retired surgeon, and at one point he came into my studio in a huff, saying, “These needles are archaic!” and looking for a curved needle…He has settled on a larger needle, I think a #3 basting needle.  I did explain to him that I’ve been sewing for over 50 years, and it just takes time to get used to the small needles.  He does have the grace to admire my invisible hand stitches…

The back side is Minke, not the easiest to hand sew

The back side is Minke, not the easiest to hand sew

So that quilt (Audrey’s Quilt) was barely out the door and he was ready to make another…

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6 Comments

  1. NikkiM said,

    March 31, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Oh no! I don’t know if this was a good idea! You could be out quilted! hehe
    Love
    NikkiM

  2. Robin Lynde said,

    March 31, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Will you have to share your stash or will he start his own?

  3. March 31, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Go for it John!

  4. Mary Lou Mitchell said,

    March 31, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    That is so cool,Robin.

  5. antarabesque said,

    March 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Fabulous, I love the colour choices. One can almost sense the masculine influence. Great job!

  6. antarabesque said,

    March 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Wait just a minute, is that your stash hiding behind that quilt? I am in awe.


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