Monday, November 8, 2010

I Hand Quilted an Irish Chain Quilt for my Grand Daughter

Well, finally it's FINISHED.
When her mom told her that the quilt could be an heirloom that she could leave for her children; my granddaughter replied: No, I want you all to bury me with this quilt.
Honestly, that is what she said. She's only 9 years old. We were all surprised that she could think that way, and had become attached to the quilt so quickly.

This was a most soothing job; and the first project that I completed on my new quilting frame.(shown on a previous post)

Actually, the quilt top itself was completed a while ago; and I decided recently to turn it into a quilt for my grand-daughter who most resembles me.

(The other GD will get hers soon.) I completed most of the quilt in my home; but,

after I decided to spend a weekend with them,

and then realized that I would not have the quilting process

finished by the time I wanted to take off towards their home,

I decided to pack up the needles, thread, fabric, and even the sewing machine, and even the chickens,

and did the final completion at their home.

By that point, I really no longer needed the frame, because

I only had part of one border left to do. 

So, at their home, I finished the quilting process,

and then sewed the scrappy binding pieces together, 

and then sewed the double binding strip around the quilt.

I handstitched the folded over binding around the quilt.

The butterflies and bird were hand embroidered by me.

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing these photos. They were taken late in the evening, and didn't turn out as well as I had hoped for.


  1. You did a beautiful job with the quilt - your granddaughter is one lucky girl!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oooh thank you so much for viewing it, and for commenting. It was a labor of love.A very soothing project; and my first project on my NEW quilting frame.

  3. cute cute quilt and I bet she loves it!

  4. Beautiful! Love the top & your quilting is wonderful!