Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy Weekend!

I am so excited to share with you my 2 flimsy finish FINALLY on the Byrum Family quilt!  You see this has a scrappy front and a pieced back... so I figure that will now have 2 quilts in 1 :)  Check out the inspired backing I did...
104" square backing.. pieced on Gloria
after I got warmed up piecing the front! lol
94" square front... pieced on Fiona
Hope you don't mind that I made this flimsy shot so big but I wanted you to notice all the details in this top... made especially for the family that will be receiving it!  My brother!!!
The Byrum Family!
I will be hand quilting this finish over the next 3 months or so... they are coming to Florida for a visit on Thanksgiving... so I can hopefully gift it to them as an early Christmas present then!

Here is a better pic of the backing... before I turned it over or sandwiching...
 My brother and his family live on very strong Christian values... and try to incorporate their faith into every aspect of their life... so as I shopped for fabrics or this quilt over the last year I prayed over each one before buying... above are the 10 commandments... on the front are the beatitudes... each fabric has a special meaning for them in this quilt!  Isn't that neat :)

It all started out in a container of randomly collected fabrics and donations from dear friends like this!
Connie is holding artwork made by my friend Wendy in Australia and in front of that is neatly folded all the fabrics for this quilt... plus I did pull some from my stash as well!!!

The label I like to make using special fabric treated for ink jet printers to hold the ink wash after wash...  I put it at the top of the cross on the back of the quilt... here is a closer look at it!

What are your plans for this weekend?  Any quilty ones?

Pics of my stitches coming tomorrow for Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching... I have missed my Sunday posts! lol

Don't forget next weekend we check out where we have been and where we are going with our goals!!!
Just write a blog post with goals you have met recently and goals you want to meet over the next month... link it up with my linky party.. and PARTY!!!!  Also a chance to win Linky Loot!!!  One lucky linker will get something from my quilty stash just for them based on their post and their goals!  Cool deal I think!  So link up NEXT WEEKEND!

Until next time :) ...

Linking this 2 flimsy finish to...
Sew May Ways >>> Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party here :)
and
Tanya & Richard Quilts >> Link A Finish Friday here :)

2 comments:

  1. I really like your backing material. Now the quilting begins.

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  2. It has really come out wonderful Kathi!

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