Monday, July 11, 2011


Sue B is at it again, churning out yet another sweet charity quilt. (Do you remember the movie by that name, starring Shirley MacLaine?)  This quilt is to be auctioned for a good cause.  No one in Sue's guild would help her out with the quilting, so she contacted me, and I said yes.  Sue and I have been quilting friends from afar for years, ever since we were matched for some quilts through Quilts of Valor.  We have never met, but one of these days, I hope that changes. 

She does beautiful work.  I think you can tell that she puts her heart into it.  So when I received it in the mail and took it out of the box, I fell in love with the border print -- peonies and lilacs, my favorite flowers when it comes to scent, and I decided to quilt it romantically.

The block itself was a four patch stack and whack.  I had seen these before but had forgotten how complex they can make the resulting block look.  Sue and I love feathers, so I did a square feathered wreath on it for her.

The sashings are little feathers in a very regimented path.  I think it makes them look like there are little hearts piled one on top of the other.

While my IQ was stitching out the perfect feathers for Sue's quilt, I made some pillowcases to go with my king size D9P quilt (see earlier posts).  I also finished all the machine applique for my Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine quilt, but that's another story.

1 comment:

  1. Donna this is just beautiful. You did a lot more than I expected you to do for it. You made that stack and whack sing. I want to thank you so much for doing this. Cancer is something I hope I live without in my life but I do try to do all I can to collect for others. You have a heart of gold. We may be friends from afar but I think we have become good friends. I thank you for that.