Sunday, October 17, 2010

Signed, Sealed, Delivered. . . . .

Look who's back from the quilter!

It's Lee's Quilt, my Lifetime Quilt # 59

Just a little reminder on this quilt's history;

I made this quilt for my father-in-law, Lee, to celebrate his 90th birthday,

it finished at 58" X 64",

I modified the Simple Stars Beautiful Quilts pattern by Debbie Maddy,

and used the fabric Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles Quilters.

We went with this all over pattern for the quilting.

This quilt was only at my house for a few days before it made its way to its new home.

Over the weekend, family members who hadn't gathered together for too many years to count, descended on a small town in Southern Illinois to celebrate the life of a wonderful man.

I got to hug nieces I had not seen in years and meet new additions to the family.

How lucky we were, to spend a perfect fall weekend together, for a happy occasion.

So this morning, Lee's Quilt is with Lee, the best father-in-law a girl could wish for.


  1. Oh it turned out just gorgeous!!

  2. Thelma your quilt is amazing. Well done!

  3. I like the piano key border on it. That really ties it together. It looks so pretty on that chair.

  4. Your quilt is great--I'll bet it is treasured!

  5. The quilt is absolutely beautiful. Love the colors. I'm sure Mr. Lee will treasure it.

  6. Fabulous! And it has already been gifted to it's rightful owner :)
    WHat a wonderful quilted hug!

  7. Fabulous! The quilting just adds such life to a quilt. So happy you had a great weekend with your family and that a special day like that could be commemorated.
    BTW: I have been wanting to let you know that I had a blast looking at those Halloween socks when you were on your online retreat. They were so funny! I just could not comment because the comments are disabled for me when I'm at work. I always mean to come back to comment and always forget!

  8. Thelma, the quilt turned out beautiful! I'm sure your FIL loved it.

  9. It turned out great Thelma! What a special photo! Have a happy day!

  10. Hi Thelma,
    I have been reading your blog, having come here via Nicole's blog. I have journeyed through your blog looking at your beautiful quilts! It is fun to look through your quilts and see your progression. Your work is nice from the very beginning. The quilt for your father-in-law is just grand!! He is fortunate to have you for his daughter.
    I don't have a functioning blog but wanted to stop and say hello and let you know how much I enjoy your work. I noticed as I was browsing through your blog you visited Seattle. I live a 2+ hours drive from the city. We like to "get a way" there--it is a beautiful city.
    Looking forward to seeing more gorgeous quilts from your studio.
    Beverly in WA

  11. Lee's quilt turned out are amazing...I love all your quilts!

  12. The quilt is lovely! You and your father-in-law are lucky to have each other :)

  13. Gorgeous quilt.

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  14. Beautiful quilt - the quilting gives it a nice finishing touch. How wonderful that you have such a great father-in-law. I sure miss mine.

  15. The quilt turned out great! I think it is wonderful that you have such a nice relationship with your FIL. I was fortunate to have one like that also. I wish I had made him a quilt before it was too late.

  16. Very nice, Thelma. The quilting is also outstanding. What a great celebration, too!

  17. Oh, what a sweet picture of you with your father in law and the quilt! The quilt turned out to be amazing Thelma. Isn't that quilting job just fabulous? And you got it back so fast!!!

  18. Can this be made for a king size bed? If so, how would I do that?

    1. I made this quilt almost 4 years ago and have since passed the pattern along to another quilter. I don't remember the size options but check out the pattern, maybe that will answer your question, Simple Stars Beautiful Quilts by Debbie Maddy


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