Sunday, July 30, 2017

"Family Forever"

In 2012 I met up with a group of friends for some shopping at Hancock's of Paducah.  My friend Rose Mary and I thought it would be fun to work on projects together at our upcoming retreat that summer, so we each bought a "Tropical Breeze" pattern by Fat Quarters Anonymous.  We were both drawn to the same fabric line so we bought everything we needed and started on our quilts that summer five years ago.  This is all I got done --

















I set it aside for a long time.  (Hmmm, I seem to do that a lot, don't I?)  Finally, last year I decided it had been a UFO long enough and I needed to finish it.  I wasn't really loving the fabrics I had planned to use for it.  It really needed some more color.  (I do that a lot, too!)  Color definitely helped.

























I wanted to use some of the fabrics I had originally bought for the borders, especially since I had so much of it.
























The first one looked pretty good ....























..... the second one, not so much.



















That was okay, though, because I have quite a selection of batiks  Surely, I had something that would work.  Hmmmm......

























With help from Sweet Adorable Hubby I auditioned border fabrics until I finally found one that would work.  At first, I wasn't sure the binding fabric, which I matched to the backing, would work either.  





Once it was finished I decided it was perfect, and I love it!






















I mailed it last week to my former sister-in-law who I still consider to be family, and I always will.  That's why I named this quilt "Family Forever."  We share many precious memories.  I hope they come to mind whenever she snuggles up in her quilt.

I'm linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Can I get a Whoop Whoop?






12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandy, I love what you did to it. Beautiful quilt.

Bon

Sally Hurley said...

Oh, I love how this looks! Very pretty. You must be so glad it's done.

piecefulwendy said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Debbie Huber said...

I really like how your blocks turned out, followed by the borders and backing. Congratulations on the finish. I can't imagine why she would not adore it. Love the blocks and your varied colors.

Debbie Huber said...

What a great quilt! I love how the blocks were framed on point; it makes such a great pattern. Congratulations on the finish! I am sure she will love it.

Lynette said...

Wow! Yes, you can get a Whoop! Whoop! - that's gorgeous. Color addition was perfect, and that border trade-out really added to it. I'm sure your ex-SIL loves it dearly, both for itself and for the gesture.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

You have used a very nice block pattern and the fabrics compliment it well. Altogether it's a lovely quilt Sandy, your SIL will love it.

Danice said...

Beautiful fabrics and blocks. I have always wanted to visit Hancock's of Paducah.

Bonnie said...

What a great "save" of a UFO. Your audition time paid off -- great border that adds to the quilt rather than detracts.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I think it turned out lovely! I like the colors too!!

Snowcatcher said...

Wow! That added color really was the perfect pick-me-up! This turned out so fabulous. And families truly are forever!

Sandra Walker said...

This is a wonderful quilt! It all came together beautifully in the end and I'm sure your SIL will love it. I need to work with my batiks again because I too have quite a selection.