Will you still “be quilting when you are 90+”?

Be sure to sing that title to the Paul McCartney tune “Will You Still Love Me?”

I have been quilting for Helen for a number of years.  She used to make the trip from Corpus to Houston to drop off/pick up her quilts but a few years back she started having her daughter and/or daughter-in-law drop them off.  I miss visiting with Helen.  I hope I am as young as her when I am her age!

The majority of Helen’s quilts that I have quilted incorporate a grandmother’s flower garden theme somewhere along the way.  These grandmother’s flower garden blocks are appliquéd to a square, which was then sashed.  Then the entire block was appliquéd to the setting triangle backgrounds.

The border print wasn’t quite what Helen wanted so she basted it how she wanted and then sewed it with her machine.

Helen likes to use muslin for the backs of her quilts so she can see the quilting!

The overall quilt from the front.

The overall quilt from the front.

I simply stitched in the ditch on these blocks and added feathers in the background

I simply stitched in the ditch on these blocks and added feathers in the background

A close up of Helen's Flower Garden Blocks

A close up of Helen’s Flower Garden Blocks

In the setting triangles I added a simple swirl and curl meander - just for texture.  Lots of "ditch" stitching in the border stripe.

In the setting triangles I added a simple swirl and curl meander – just for texture. Lots of “ditch” stitching in the border stripe.

the back of the flower garden block

the back of the flower garden block

The back

The back – you can see the ditch stitching in the border stripe better here.

Another view of the back

Another view of the back – better view of the quilting

So – will you still be quilting when you are 90+?  I sure hope I am and that I have all my wonderful friends right there with me!

Dee

 

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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