I am calling this quilt "The Byrum Family Quilt" and will label it so.. they will have a great nickname for it I am sure.. even if it is "the quilt" Ha!
So here are some borders.. and notice the fabric painted hearts each child added down the tree trunk on the panel...
They are a very strong Christian family and because their faith is center to their lives wanted to make them a special quilt designed from fabrics up just for them.. using all my quilting skills thus far.
My initial plan was to play with the designing while Connie was visiting...
So we organized it in an open crate I had... and look at the cute handwork piece my friend Wendy sent to go into this quilt! I was so honored she would give up something she made.
Connie is holding it up... I will make this into a 12 x 12 finished block! Due to too many other things going on we didn't get to work on this project though... so the next week I decided to dig in myself and who would come to volunteer to help but my friend Wendy again!
Do you have any friends you can thank for improving your skill base? Someone maybe who challenges you to do YOUR best? Would love to hear a shout out to your fave quilty helper today! Whoop it up for THEM!
While I am Whooping... head over to where I am linking this post as Sarah is having a QUILT GIVEAWAY. It is a fundraiser with quilts as prizes as she is helping her daughter and SIL adopt a baby :) Check it out here! Leave a comment for a chance to win.. donate money for more chances to win... blog about it like I am doing for more chances to win! AWESOME :) Come home Nathaneal!