Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Quilt for Meme

In celebration of my sister's 50th birthday, I used the Prairie Star Basket Quilt pattern from Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Magazine October 2010:

Love of Quilting September/October 2010 (MAG89)

My sister, Marilyn (aka Meme), wanted pinks and greens as the color scheme.  Thankfully, I was able to find just the right fabric from a local Jo-Ann's that was going out of business (THAT caused a great deal of stress for me!!  However, they are relocating and will reopen midsummer!). 

I must admit that the bias and on-point requirements did deal me some misery -- this was only my third quilt to piece and was a bit challenging, to say the least. 

Here's a close-up of the block and a look at the backing:

Notice the beautiful machine quilting done by my friend, Millie!  Just perfect for this quilt!

Here's the finished product:

Here's to new beginnings for her and blessings for the future!!

Love you, sis!


MeMe said...

This quilt is amazing, not only because my Nonnie made it just for me, but the piecing and quilting are beautiful. I was torn between just looking at it and sleeping with it...sleeping won!

My quilt, just for me!!!!

Rocknquilts said...

I just love it! The colors, patchwork and quilting are absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing :-)