Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Quilt is in the Mail.....Really

Back to the quilting front!

I made this quilt for my long-time friend Maureen. We met as single moms in 1983 taking Chemistry as a pre-requisite for continuing our educations. She became a nurse, I opted for dental hygiene.

We were lifesavers for each other as neither of us had anyone we could trust who was willing to watch our preschool children other than their daycare providers. As a result, our kids frequently spent the night at each others' homes, went trick-or-treating, etc.

Maureen turned 50 eighteen months ago and I had already planned to make her a quilt. She asked me if I knew anyone who she could commission to make her a Christmas quilt, so my design was set. She had already collected some fabrics she liked and I added more and used Terry Atkinson's "Lucky Star" pattern, but mixed up my fabrics instead of making each star out of one fabric only. It is pretty eye-popping, but Maureen does love bright colors. I hope she likes this, it was my biggest attempt at free motion quilting on my Bernina.

Happy Birthday, Mo. I told you I'd have it done before Christmas!!!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very festive quilt. She will love it!

Kathy B

Tazzie said...

It is just wonderful, I know your friend will love it ... I know I would!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Susan said...

Isn't that the greatest pattern? I used it with pink batiks and black for a quilt for someone. This looks so wonderful. She can't help but love it!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love the quilt Jan, it is wonderful

Lisa D. said...

What a fun quilt! I'm sure your friend will LOVE it!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Wow! I have this pattern and have never made it. You've done a terrific job.

Angie said...

I LOVE it, Ms. Jan!!! I'm going to have to go pulling out those Christmas prints that I bought just cause I liked them but had no idea what to do with them when I got them home. That's a PERFECT Christmas quilt!! Hope your friend likes it as much as I do! LOL

floribunda said...

what a vibrant quilt! very festive... I have that pattern, too, but haven't made it. thanks for the inspiration!

Pam said...

I think that is the best use of Christmas fabrics I have ever seen. What a wonderful, bright and fun quilt.

Melzie said...

That is so fun and bright :) Perfect for long grey winter months! oxox melzie

MJ said...

Hi! I was just adding links to the Atkinson website and noticed your blog comment so thought I'd check out your Lucky Star quilt! Hope your friend, Maureen, loves your quilt! It is a lot of work to make one, and, now that I'm doing it too, I appreciate everyone's work! I've posted my quilts on my blog too!