Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Finished!


I showed this as a top a few months back, but thanks to my good friend Carol it is now quilted. This is my daughter Mariah’s 6th grade graduation quilt. A remembrance quilt from the talent show she participated in that year and sang Santa Baby. I still need to attach the label. I have said it before but will say it again. I love words on quilts. Years from now someone will inherit this quilt or pick it up at the local goodwill store and within minutes they will know Riah’s story. The front tells a little and the label will tell the rest. All quilts tell a story, so it definitely doesn’t hurt to help them out a little by adding the actual story to the quilt top. I have many different methods I use for my lettering. I have used my computer fonts, I have pieced the letters with squares and triangles, I have fused, I have appliqu├ęd and now my new favorite is to piece using Tonya’s wonky style. However you choose to do it the letters will add a whole new dimension to your quilts. And on a side note, these triangles were all leftover cuts from the quilt I made on Bonnie’s site called Smokey Mountain stars. I had absolutely no waste in the making of that quilt as all snipped corners were used in this quilt.

12 comments:

Meredith said...

It is a beautiful quilt and I am sure your daughter will love the memory

Finn said...

Hi Laura, love the Santa Baby quilt and the story that goes with it...*VBS* It turned out just wonderfully!!
And what awesome string blocks..even as a pile, they are exciting. I look forward to seeing them as a top. Hugs, Finn

paula, the quilter said...

I have a thing for words and fonts. I love them too. I really like this quilt and hope your daughter does also.

Libby said...

I really like the addition of words -even more special. A treasure.

Sewcatherine said...

Oh, I missed this one before. I love the little song going around the border!!

Tonya R said...

I love the stories your quilts tell and those kaleidescopes are gorgeous.

Helen said...

That is a great looking quilt.

anne bebbington said...

That's one of the nicest things about making a quilt for a specific person - you can personalise it so precisely - I'm sure she'll treasure it for ever :o)

YankeeQuilter said...

I love Christmas quilts. She'll treasure this forever.

Dawn said...

Oh and this looks even better in real life! (Although I haven't seen the quilting)! I just love that quilt. Why do yours always look so much better than mine?

Lily said...

Laura what a GREAT job you did on Riah's quilt. It's beautiful and she is a very lucky girl. And way to go on using up all those snipped triangles!

Elaine Adair said...

Cool little quilt, and the letters make is splendid!