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Friday, April 17, 2009

Into The Stretch On One More!



A recent, casual comment provided me with the needed inspiration to finish this wall hanging. This time it is a legitimate UFO! I was inspired by a pattern based on the blocks that would have been made by the characters in the Little house On The Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We lived in Minnesota at the time [we moved here from there in 2001!] I had a good friend, Heide, from Germany, who wanted to learn to do patchwork. I volunteered to teach her [sort of "the blind leading the blind!"] We both learned a lot and our weekly stitching sessions cemented our friendship, and helped to make the long Minnesota winter bearable!

The top picture was my first try at Quilting With Laura. When we moved here I taught a class in it at a local quilt store. This is the version I made there:




It eventually became a gift for my sister, who is taking very good care of it!

There really isn't much left to do. It's already sandwiched and basted. All I have to do is quilt in the ditches [by machine], and maybe a few little hand quilting touches.....Then a sleeve for hanging, some binding, and Bingo! A gift ready to go...

I'm quilting some teddy bears right now, so am all warmed up for ditch quilting!

5 comments:

sMC said...

oh Molly what a wonderful gift. Rise is going to be so pleased.
Isn't it fun to see how one has progressed and the friends one makes on the Quilting Journey.
Oh grandchildren, anyone want to rent any out to me So I too can quilt Teddy Bears.

The Faerie Queen said...

Beautiful quilts Molly, May I ask if the hearts on the first quilt are made as a block or sewn on with applique? xxx

Molly said...

Rise is already pleased, Birdy, as she has had hers [the one hanging in the trees] for almost a year now! I just posted that photo to show how different two can be that started off from the same idea. Obviously I was in uncharted [by me] territory with the first attempt. I then applied ideas I'd had along the way to the making of the second version [started---woe is me---before the first was finished!] Of the two, I like the second one better [Rise's one] but I like this one too, although, if I were having a real house built and the roof tilted like that, I'd fire the contractor!

Faerie Queen---the hearts were appliqued onto four inch blocks....

The Faerie Queen said...

thank you Molly, I think I may have a go at doing that. xxx

Carol said...

I like both quilts. I may give the pattern a tryout. Looks very interesting.