Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dorothy's Quilt

Over the summer I've been helping a friend of mine make her first quilt.  Her father came over from New Zealand and while travelling the country really liked the Amish quilts he saw in the east.  We did not have a quilt in our shop that quite suited him, so Dorothy, his daughter decided to make him one.

 Dorothy found some panels for sale with vintage cars.  She decided that was the perfect thing for him.  With that idea in mind, I went to work on EQ5 and made a design. So during the course of the summer, Dorothy came with her fabrics and learned to use a rotary cutter and then I would send her home with sewing homework.  She did a great job of piecing and pressing, piecing and pressing.

And then she even got to use my long-arm machine to quilt.

She decided to intersperse the car panels with scripture panels.  Why not get built up in the Word of God while looking at cars?

 After all that time hand-stitching the binding, she texted me yesterday and said it was done. How exciting!  She came down across the field and we got some pics of it.

Stay tuned for the next post - from Germany.
This is linked to Esther's WOW and Freshly Pieced.


  1. Really nice!! He will love it.

  2. The perfect man quilt! Beautiful work!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  3. This is a super cool quilt! Neat effect of colors to make those cars really sparkle. Her dad is sure to LOVE it.

  4. Wow Dorothy is that your first quilt??????? Elaine you must be a very very good teacher. It is a wonderful wonderful quilt, great colours and Dorothy you even quilted it your self on a long hand!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the quilting world and I'm looking forward to seeing your next project. Cheers Glenda from Down Under.

  5. That is a fabulous quilt, Dorothy.


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