This was a pattern all the rage with our guild last year called 'Simple Bricks'. It is one of my faves. It really whips up quickly. Phyllis chose a silver cuddle for a backing and let me decide on the thread and panto. I used a silvery glide thread and this festive poinsettia pantograph.
The second of Phyllis' quilts is a real treasure. This was a quilt she revamped which was made in 1981 for her baby boy John. I'm not a real fan of a tied quilt but thankfully this one was. Phyllis was able to revamp it by simply untying the wool and removing the batting. I think it was initially stuffed with an old blanket or wadding that was used in the day.
The ties barely showed a mark. I used a quilter's dream puff batting to really give this quilt some loft. Phyllis told me that she plans to hang the quilt so I didn't want it too heavy and the backing didn't matter as much. She brought a simple white sheet which worked great.
I had many family treasures made in this similar style. This quilt brought back many wonderful memories. The quilt is in great shape considering that it was really used.
I know Jon, and he's a guy's guy. I didn't want the quilt to be too feminine (even though there are sweet little lambs on it!). I used the gingersnap panto and my favourite So Fine thread 401 in Snow.
Mommy's Angel! Indeed Jon Kozak!
Thanks for trusting me with your heirloom!
I have two customer quilts on the go this week and could squeeze in one more if you are desperate to finish up a gift. I quilted a top for myself last night and it felt great. I honestly hadn't quilted anything just for me in over a year! Oh boy. Now, a night of cuddling, Christmas movies and hand binding.