Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Marlene's quilt has been assembled

First off let me thank all of you that made and sent blocks for Marlene's quilt. All of the blocks are beautiful, over 125 blocks not including the signature blocks. There are so many blocks that a smaller quilt, table topper or wall hanging size, is in the works also. I forgot to take a picture of the wonderful backing fabric that Dawna sent. It is a beautiful blue shirting fabric on a cream background.

The quilt top was assembled this past weekend starting on Friday, January 9. A small group of us gathered at our friend Pam's and spent a wonderful weekend sewing. Oh yes, there was laughing, eating, lots and lots of sewing and even a pirate song was sung. Bonnie arrived at Pam's on Wednesday night, I arrived on Thursday night and Holly arrived early Saturday morning.

The blocks were laid out with the sashings and block placements were worked out. Because of the size and the number of blocks, it was decided to make the secondary smaller quilt. The final borders were added mid-afternoon on Sunday and a quick photo was taken. Holly has taken it home and will be quilting it on her long arm. I can't wait to see what she does with it.

I went to see Marlene on Monday, January 12 and took a photo of the quilt top to hang in her room.

Here is the quilt top ...

12 comments:

carol said...

The top looks beautiful!!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow this looks fantastic Deb you have done a great job.........

Stina said...

I love it...you have done such a fantastic job on this one...
Cant wait to see it finished and teh smaller ones...
Give Marlene a hug next time you see her!! :o)

PamKittyMorning said...

Marlene is going to love it, its beautiful!

Ruthie said...

She's gonna love it. Thank you somuch, it looks beautiful!

Darlene said...

Oh poop - I completely forgot to mail mine. Dang it!!!! Guess I'll do something on my own.

Hugs for Marlene, please!

Laurie said...

it's gorgeous! great job!
laurie

Quilt Hollow said...

The quilt top looks lovely. I wish we could click on the picture to see it closer. My block made it! I knew it was cutting it close. She should love that...but most that we are all pulling for her.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Deb it is just beautiful. That is so very nice of you and the other ladies to have done for Mar. I know she will love it.

Perry said...

This quilt you have made for Mar is just beautiful. I did not know that Mar was ill as I haven't blogged much in a while. I was just shocked when I went to her blog, and finally found someone that could point me toward you. Please tell Mar that Aud and I wish her the very best and pray her recovery time will become shorter.

SkippyMom said...

Tears in my eyes.

That is so lovely. Thank you to everyone that took the time to do this. :D

Hugs to Marlene!

Rebecca said...

I seem to have missed this when you first posted, and only saw the completed quilt. You did a beautiful job, Deb! I love that it wasn't just a straight layout! I'm glad Marlene got to see a picture of it, and knew many people cared for her.