This quilt was made for a former co-work who retired and just passed away, I gave this to his wife instead of flowers. The strip quilt only took two days to make, and I put a saying on the front of it after I got done, and I put it upside down so we you use it you could read it and was hoping I picked some comforting words.
Happiness Keeps You Going
Trials Keep You Strong,
Sorrows Keeps You Human,
Failures Keep You Humble,
Success Keeps You Growing,
But Only God Keeps You Going.
and this is the label I made for the back of the quilt, Rick loved riding bikes with Jerry and he was a fork truck driver at work (Delphi Brake plant in Dayton, Ohio) we all worked together before they closed our plant.
the size of the quilt is for a twin bed and it is a quilt as you go, I start with the center then add the next rows on each side I sew the next row with RS to front with batting on top (warm and natural) then RS to the back and sew all layers at the same time trim the batting press the seam and quilt that row starting at the seam to the open end of the material (vertical) all the way across spacing what ever you like and I do use the decorative stitches on my machine and variegated threads to, then I sew (horizontal) next two or three times across and then I sew on top of the seam so that it stays nice and flat. I have noticed that when I steam the seam and press everything down you don't get the puckering in the fabric and no shrinkage because you pressed it? I do use Magic Sizing can see it shrinking as you press but when you wash it you never have to press again it just stays as nice as the day you made it.
thank you for looking so I got long winded.