Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cathy's Friendship Quilt

Tonight I was going through my pictures and making a file of all my quilting pictures to print from the last year. I realized I hadn't shown the pictures of Cathy's Friendship Quilt. Several great blogging friends made 2-3 blocks and sent them to me in October. The only guidelines were 12 1/2" Ohio Star block, tan cream background, Thimbleberries colors - blue, marroon, green, gold, scrappy. I'm not a scrappy block maker, so this was hard for me, but I put them together with sashing and borders of a marroon paisley fabric.
I made the top at the retreat in November and had the design wall to put it up on. I love how it turned out. I was able to quilt it with a tan/cream King Tut and I actually loved how it all came together. Our friend Cathy will have the hugs of 9 friends from WI, MI, OH, IN, SD & Canada all wrapped up in the quilt. Cathy received the quilt the beginning of December and I know she loves it.  I also made a pillowcase to match, but in my haste to get the quilt sent I forgot to take pictures of it quilted or the pillowcase.
I love making friendship quilts and I'm so glad my blogging friends joined me in making this quilt for Cathy. We love you Cathy!


Cindy said...

I so enjoyed making my blocks for the quilt for Cathy since I knew she was going to love it. Thank you Moneik for all your hard work on this one. It definetly was a labor of love.

CatQuilter said...

I'm just now catching up on a lot of the blogs and I read this one. I cannot tell you gals how much that quilt means to me. It's on my bed keeping me wrapped in hugs and love every night. When I tell others about the quilt, even now I still get tears in my eyes from the love I received from my blogging friends.

Love ya,