Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Joanna's Quilt

Joanna's story is not mine to tell. I will say that some bad things have happened, and she needed a quilt.

I finished a quilt top ages ago, intending it for Project Linus. But there was never time to finish it up, so it sat folded neatly, waiting for its time. When I heard Joanna's story, I immediately felt the urge to make her a quilt, but as time is a scarce commodity around these parts of late, I wasn't sure how to make it happen. Then, I remembered this top. I slapped a bit of white around the edges to bring it up to 51" square.

Quilting was quick too--straight lines on the diagonal. Fabrics are various solid whites, and Kate and Birdie's Bluebird Park and Autumn Woods. I machine bound it using scraps of the prints, and I have to say, this is my best machine binding to date.

I pulled the backing from stash. I've had both of those prints for ages, waiting for the right project. But best of all, I pieced together a tan and white checkerboard strip that divides the quilt back. And on it, the members of my home fellowship signed it with thoughts and prayers and scripture. I won't share a picture of that--it's a bit personal--but it makes my heart happy to know that when Joanna wraps this quilt around her shoulders, she'll be wrapping herself with love.

This is finish #5 from my Q1 FAL list.


  1. Prayers for Joanna. And blessing to you for showing her that she is loved, that someone in the world cares about her. Best wishes to all for a Happy Easter. (What a perfect time to share your beautiful quilt with someone in need!)

  2. what a wonderful and special finish. I like the idea of having some quilt tops finished and ready to go for those in unexpected need.

  3. Hi, my name is becky and I'm addicted to baby toes. Admitting the problem is the first step right? How cute are they?! Anyway, I love the quilt too and how wonderful that you were able to use it for someone you know to bring them comfort.

  4. Wow, this is a quilt that is as beautiful as the story behind it. I know she'll love it. : )

  5. What a great reason to get a quilt finished.


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