Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lissa's Quilt

Lissa is home and she got her quilt. Jane organized Lissa's quilt and she did such a good job getting all the 4 patches in.  Mel volunteered to piece the top and I volunteered to quilt her quilt. Mel did an excellent job with the piecing. I had so much fun quilting Lissa's quilt and I am so glad I could be part of this beautiful quilt. I took a few pictures of the quilt.
This is the scrappy backing made from the leftover squares.

 A few of the signatures and messages on the back of the quilt. Please visit Mel and Jane's blog to see Lissa and her quilt. She look so happy to be home!
I want to show two quilts I quilted.  The first one is for Kim. It is a black and white quilt with appliqued flowers and rick rack.
 I love the words she put around the quilt: achieve, laugh, imagine, believe, live and dream (things we should do everyday).


 White polka dot backing.
This is my dear friend Jan's quilt. She asked me to quilt her quilt in black thread.
 These are all civil war reproduction fabrics.
 I really like the black paisley border.
 She also surprised me with an early Chrismas gift.  As a quilter, I love to get fabric. Who doesn't?
 The fabric is so pretty folded with the black ribbon, it is almost too pretty to open.  I have it on the shelf above my sewing machine...now I can look at it all the time. Thanks Jan!
Happy Quilting!


23 comments:

Seams Sew Together said...

Love all your quilting!! Nice work

Karen said...

The first quilt with all the squares is a good one. The colors just blend together so well. The quilting adds to the overall design in a very good way.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

More great quilting Millie!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lissa's quilt is absolutely stunning! Read her story for the first time yesterday. The black and white one is very striking - you do great work Millie and I've said before .... wish you lived closer.

AMKreations said...

What beautiful work...that quilt is gorgeous!

You really keep busy!

Huisvlyt said...

Die quilt vir Lissa is baie spesiaal. Julle dames het fantastiese werk gedoen.
Die ander twee kwiltwerke is baie "catchy".
Enige idee wat jy met die geskenk-materiaal gaan maak?
Elzaan

StitchinByTheLake said...

Sometimes the generosity of quilts is just overwhelming..and such a treasure that quilt is. I love the black thread on the last quilt. It really makes it sparkle. blessings, marlene

Zlaty said...

Oh Millie, Lissa's quilt is so beautiful! I just read her story, I am so happy she is home! I wish i knew to participate in her quilt! You never know what life will bring you. The other quilt is very inspirational as well!

Happy sewing!

Teresa said...

Great quilts and the quilting is superb!

Muddling Through said...

How nice of you, Millie. Beautiful job!

Pat said...

Your quilting work is exquisite. It was an honor to make a block for Lissa's quilt and I love how it turned out. I'm overjoyed that she is now home.......truly a miracle!

Madame Samm said...

Ohh Millie...wow! everyone of them...but I have to admit the black one with the flowers..wow...now looking at her words..they don't look appliqued..how did she do that...looks like it is inked right on the fabric...that I really really like along with your most amazing quilting..goodness me...I am overboard excited for your quilters...I bet they hardly contain themselves with excitement when they see the life you put into them ...Gosh they aren't even mine and I am excited....ohh and the gift of fabric with black bow..oh yeah lol

West Michigan Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts. I love the way you've quilted them. Your quilting really does make a quilt!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It was such a joy to be part of this quilt. thank you for your beautiful quilting. xo

Caro said...

Millie, how thoughtful of you to quilt Lissa's quilt. I'm sure she greatly appreciates it. Thanks for sharing your quilting. You do a great job!

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing the quilts Millie.
I was one of many who sent squares and am so glad Lissa is home.
I have the pattern for the black and white with flowers. Love the addition of the words.
The civil war quilt is stunning.

debd said...

Your quilting is lovely Millie. Came across a link to your blog on the quilter blogs...

did you use a panto for lissa's quilt. if so, what was the name. It is gorgeous.

andsewon said...

Thanks You Millie for the wonderful quilting!! You made it come to life! I see my blocks on there and my pal's note on the back. We felt honored to be able to touch another life in this way!

What lovely black and white quilts!!
Hugs,
Lola

Brigitte said...

Love your quilting. It's super. Lucky you to receive such nice looking fabric.
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Micki said...

It was lovely to see the quilts, esp.Lissa's. I saw her sitting with it and it was wonderful to see her home.
Micki

Nettie said...

Beautiful work Millie! and your gift looks sooo pretty, I'd be reluctant to disturb it too ;o))

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous quilting as always...very inspiring eye candy!
How generous of you to quilt Lissa's quilt!

W. Latane Barton said...

I love the quilt with the purple in it. My colors for sure. Are you sure it went to the right person? just asking hehe