My sista's surprise Christmas quilt

My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
posted by Lillie
Wed, Dec 7 2011

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This is what I have been working on most of the year. It's a Cal-king quilt I made for my sista's bed. The flowers, vines, and leaves are hand appliqued using needle turn. It was a very challenging quilt for me to make. I've never done hand applique and never heard of needle turn until I started this project in Feb 2011. Now I LOVE hand work and especially needle turn! I really learned a lot creating the quilt.

The center star is Marsha McCloskey's Feathered Star pattern. The overall quilt pattern is from Laura Shotwell, Fig Leaf Quilt Shop.

Phew! I'm glad it's finished and on it's way to my sista!

Comments

gini wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Wed, Dec 7 2011 9:54 AM

this quilt is stunning   you have one lucky sista

Emily wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Wed, Dec 7 2011 10:21 AM

I was awe-struck.  What a beautiful quilt!  Your sister will just love it.  It looks like a ton of work.

Emily

Janice D. Green wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Wed, Dec 7 2011 10:24 AM

This is beautiful. I envy your sista!

Jacy wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Wed, Dec 7 2011 10:36 AM

That looks like an award winning quilt. What a lucky sista!

Helen wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Wed, Dec 7 2011 11:35 AM

Wow - that is beautiful

Lillie wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Wed, Dec 7 2011 4:01 PM

Thanks so much for all the praise. It was a ton of work it's a one-of-a-kind. I just hope my sister uses it everyday. She is really bad about putting things in the closet and "saving" them for a special occasion.  Hello! Everyday is a special occasion!  lol

Quilter Sher wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Wed, Dec 7 2011 6:03 PM

You did a beautiful job! Your sista ought to love it. Maybe when she opens it you can recommend a place where it will really stand out.

Leslie wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Fri, Dec 9 2011 6:48 PM

Absolutely stunning

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Sun, Apr 1 2012 6:59 PM

Wow Lillie --- this is a gorgeous quilt!  Congratulations on finishing such an awesome project.  

Lillie wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Mon, Apr 2 2012 6:09 AM

Thanks everyone for your lovely words. It was really an gift of love to my sista. Now I'm making king pillow shams for her birthday. I'm just doing the needle turn flowers and vines for the center and then adding a few borders. No HSTs, triangles, or stars. Yippie!  lol

Linny t wrote re: My sista's surprise Christmas quilt
on Tue, Dec 11 2012 11:42 AM

OMG!  What a beautiful Quilt.  I love the featherd star.  I love to look at them more than I like to make them, lol.  You did a wonderful job on this!

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