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Quilting Highlights: Blue & Cream Charity Quilt

I was going through old pictures & couldn’t believe I never shared this beautiful quilt with ya’ll!

Baptist Fan quilting for Quilts from the Bluffs by Ormond Beach Quilts
This was a donation quilt for Quilts from the Bluffs a few years ago, pieced by one of their members & that I quilted.

Since the fabrics reminded me of a reproduction look, I wanted to use a classic quilting pattern to bring justice to the quilt.  The Baptist Fan pattern was the perfect choice!

Baptist Fan quilting for Quilts from the Bluffs by Ormond Beach Quilts
I love how it adds a nice subtle background texture, yet doesn’t distract from the overall design.  In fact, the clam shells help add an element of movement that works with the diagonal stripes.

Continuous Baptist Fans by Hermione Agee, 5″
The Baptist Fan pattern is one of my all time favorites- it’s classic, simple & elegant.  What more could we ask from a design?

How We Are Like Quilts….

I love antique quilts.

I love how they are far from perfect.

I love how studying how the quilter “made it work” & improvised in the most creative ways!

This year I was given the chance to complete a pieced top from a customer’s mother.  She had put it together back in the 60s & it had been sitting my her daughter’s closet for who knows how many years.  She gave it to me to finish.

This top was partially machine and hand pieced.  There are different shades of muslin.

Every time the customer looks at this quilt, she thinks of her mother.

So I had to work on this quilt.

 

I believe that the reminders our quilts give others are the best compliments.

We’re all far from perfect and some (ok, well most!) of us are a bit wonky & not all our color shades match, but we all do have the ability to provide warmth and love.