Thursday, February 27, 2014

February Finish




 This is a comfort quilt made for our dear friend Jeannette after her policeman husband was killed. His death was in September, 2011.


Larry, Jerry and I sat several evenings and cut apart Jesse's shirts so they could be useable for sewing. Jeanette had asked for her 2 daughter's quilts to be completed for Christmas that year, and somehow even with a full time work schedule, and Larry being hospitalized that holiday, the goal was accomplished.





 
Jeannette's quilt has truly been a challenge; I wanted to make it something special for her. You can read more about this quilt here.
This is an absolute favorite finish, I think because of the reason it was created, and for the artistic requirements to complete it.

 






There was no pattern. I used random placing, and made additional blocks and pieces to pull it together. I wasn't sure how it would look, 


and started with big 4 patch blocks and the few 9 patches. 

I knew I wanted to use the pockets*, and so the need for keeping them whole motivated the star blocks. 


 
I had really intended to complete the quilting before now, but all in all, I am most happy with it's finish. It was a challenge, and stretched my creativity. For that I am grateful, and humbled.







This is my completion for February, and I'm Happy!!






 



 the quilting on the back shows where the pockets are :-}
The binding was made from four different shirts, two are from the youngest daughter's blue and yellow quilt.










*Jesse's heart was right there under those pockets once, and it's a place she can put her hand to remember that his heart is still with her here.















"Oh give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever. " Psalm 107:1

23 comments:

  1. Memory quilts are the best type of quilt. A beautiful finish.

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  2. A beautiful and very creative quilt. How nice it will be to have that special remembrance of her loved one.

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  3. Beautiful! You do such amazing work!

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  4. Beautiful. The label is heartwarming and perfect. This quilt came out so well, Pokey. It's really really well done. So very creative and just every aspect speaks of love - even the binding and I love that, too. Congratulations and blessings.

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  5. Truly beautiful and I bet it will give great comfort to the recipient as well as you the wonderful creator. Hugs.

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  6. What a touching quilt! It is beautiful and will provide great comfort for her.

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  7. Truly unique and full of love! You did a beautiful thing for your friend's memories and heart!

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  8. Oh Pokey - I am unable to read this post to the end - my eyes and heart are full of tears!!! Thank you for doing this very special quilt for his family. The pockets are really special!

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  9. Beautiful quilt that will always be cherished. Great idea and placement of the pockets!

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  10. A beautiful February finish Pokey - and with wonderful memories sewn into every stitch too. You should be so proud of this finish.

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  11. Made with love, can't do any better then that. Lovely.

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  12. That is such an incredibly sweet post. It's a beautiful quilt and your love shows through it in ever stitch. It will be such a comfort for her. Bless your heart!

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  13. Sorrow does not last forever, but memories do... so does love. I am sure she will wrap herself in this beautiful quilt, made with love and memories of him. Beautiful work Pokey.

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  14. Such a touching remembrance for her. What a nice thing to do for your friend.

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  15. This is a special quilt and a very special reason to make it.

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  16. You did such a beautiful job putting this special quilt together, Pokey! Love that you incorporated the pockets like that. What comfort this quilt will no doubt bring to your friend Jeanette.

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  17. What a very personal and lovely quilt you have made, Pokey. I am sure your friend will be overjoyed with the quilt and the love you put into it..

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  18. I sure this will always be treasured!

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  19. I am so touched by your post, I can only imagine how Jeannette feels when seeing this amazing work of art or touching it! This was inspired work indeed!

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  20. God bless you for that touching gift to the young widow.

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Hello! Thank you for taking time to peek in! If you say hi, I do my best to send back the love :-}pokey