Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Scrap Squares--A Gift of Friendship


You may recall way back in the spring I made several table runners to sell at our guild's boutique.


One of which was this mini quilt from the book 101 Fabulous small quilts called Scrap Squares.  I have a ridiculous amount of pre-cuts in Moda's Papillon by 3 Sisters.  (Seriously, I still have an untouched Fat Eighth Bundle)

One of my nearest and dearest friends, from all the way back in middle school, fell in love with this mini and wanted to buy it.  Since I had already promised it to the guild, I told her that I would make her one of her very own, but this one had to go to the festival boutique.  She was heart broken to find out that the mini had already sold by the time she was able to get to the boutique's table.

So over the summer, true to my word, I began piecing Lori a Scrap Squares quilt of her very own in Papillon.  As I laid the fabrics out on the floor, I decided to increase the size of this quilt, from mini (3 by 4 squares) to smaller wall hanging size (5 by 6 squares).



I would also quilt this one differently from the smaller version's straight line quilting in variegated thread.


 This time around I chose to do ribbon candy in the sashing in Aurifil 2021 Natural White and continuous curves in all the squares in Aurifil 2405 Oyster.


The binding would be a flanged binding using a soft off white and gray print for the flange and a lovely blue print from the Papillon line of fabric for the main binding.


When I contacted Lori earlier in the week, she was completely surprised to learn that I had made her, her very own Scrap Squares quilt.  I know that this quilt will be well loved and that makes me very happy.  I have a dream and a wish for this quilt, but that will have to remain between two very good friends.

But for everyone else, how about a few more pictures...


The backing is made from this beautiful blue floral Timeless Treasures print.







And on another happy note for me, the completion of Scrap Squares is the third finish from my 4th quarter list...Woot!!!



22 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on another cute finish! You are just going to town over there, LOL

Lorna McMahon said...

You are a doll! Your friend will be super pleased with this sweet quilt. I love the quilting and flanged binding. Such delicate details!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

So pretty! I really like the simple pattern with all those cornerstones. I hope your friend loves it!

Summer said...

Stunning ♥

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Another great finish tish and a lovely story to go with it . I love the backing on this quilt

Bernie Kringel said...

Very pretty Tish. The ribbon candy motif is a favorite of mine and works well with this project. I am sure your friend is thrilled to receive this. :-)

Kathy E. said...

What a lovely gift to a special friend! I just imagine you smiling and recalling great memories as you made this for her. It is full of love in every stitch!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a fantastic gift for your friend. I bet it was more than worth the wait for her. <3

Lori Ulderich Harvey said...

This blog centers around me...I am the near and dear friend, and I cannot tell you how happy I am to be on the receiving side of this quilt. I have had a struggle to bear in these past two years, and it looks like it will continue on for at least many months more. I know this quilt was made to help me "sew" the pieces of myself together to get ready for hope to come (see, non-quilters can make jokes too! lol). And believe it or not, other than a few cross stitch pieces (she used to do that), I do not have a TishNWonderland quilt. I am sooooo excited!

Tish and I have been through a lot together, and I expect we will be until the end. That's a wonderful thing if one thinks about it. We have been friends about 25 out of, out of.....well, it has been more than two thirds if not closer to three quarters of our life. We have seen each other at our best and really at our worst, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am pretty sure I already know what will happen with this quilt.....for now. When I do, I will post it for you. Right now I have the same wish and hope for it.

I love you, too, Tish.

Nancy J said...

A gift from your heart and hands.Beautiful quilting, lovely fabrics, soft and gentle, and I am sure it will be treasured so much.

Susan said...

So sweet of you to think of your friend! And congrats on another finish.
Thanks so much for sharing this pretty on Midweek Makers

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely special finish, am sure it will be much loved!

Stitchin At Home said...

A lovely gift for your dear friend. The ribbon candy quilting looks great.

KaHolly said...

Aw, sweet story, Tish! The quilting that you did was perfect for that quilt! Just perfect! XO

Lisa J. said...

Isn't that wonderful that you surprised your friend with this lovely quilt. I love how you quilted it.

Kathi Riemer said...

You are a true friend. I love your quilt! The pattern looks like one I need to do.

Sandra Walker said...

That flange join is utter perfection! Woot! on that too! Yay for another finish, and such a special one. Our quilts carry so much intangible 'stuff' don't they?

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Great quilt and you did a wonderful job quilting it.

Jayne said...

Your friend must have been jumping for joy! This turned out beautiful and your quilting is spot on for this design!

Paige said...

How sweet for you to make a quilt for a friend. Beautiful fabrics and stunning quilting! Love the ribbon candy!

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful mini and great gift! I love the way you quilted the mini!

Miaismine said...

You have such a big heart! What a lovely mini! Thank you for sharing!

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