Thought I would send a photo of a quilt pattern that saved the
day. I had to make a signature quilt for someone that was having a
reception in 2 weeks after they had seen the quilt that I had made for
my mother's reception for all to sign. There were only 157 people and I
made that many hearts.
This reception was going to have 350 people so I had to come up
with a pattern when my Love of Quilting mag came in the mail and I
found the perfect pattern!! A full-page display of it on p. 68
- Antique Pinwheels!! It was perfect!!
The commissioned person wanted
specific colors so the search was on and I was lucky at the many stores
I went to I found what I was looking for. It was turquoise and browns,
the colors have meaning for that year's officers and it was for a male
My next step was to cut the fabric and get it ready for
sewing..confidence in the pattern being correct was there cause I
didn't even do a sample block but just went right to it. A full week of
working full time and coming home to sew took place and I can see the
results were coming along wonderfully but I was not going to be totally
finished on time.
My mother came on the Friday..I told them that we
were going to have fish and chips and then it was to the machine.
Mother helped sew what I had left to do. We sewed in long sections so
that I had 4 sections put together. I ironed 4 long pieces of freezer
paper to the back of each section for stability and for organization
had a couple of big tables I could lay the pieces on so the guests
could sign using Pigma Pens. This technique was very helpful. This way
everyone signed the block and not into the 1/4 seam.
The quilt was a great success and the pattern was perfect. Someone
else liked it so much I had a month to make another top and this was
for over 500 guests. The next pattern was out of the Quilters Newletter
July Aug 2008 edition
I had a friend quilt anchors on this quilt as that was our symbol
for that year the turquoise is what the men and women wore as their
"party" outfits. The chocolate (brown) was the color of their escorts
attire I was so lucky the colors matched their outfits so close. It
will be a wonderful memory quilt for a dear person that made my parents
have a wonderful year in their office.
Fons and Porter, I would like to thank you for your versatile
patterns. They can be used for many different occasions and the piecing
turned out lovely!!
Oh the name of the quilt is just called "Last Minute."