Labor of Love

Posted on October 07, 2015 by Jenn Thurston | 2 comments

We recently made a custom quilt, our customer came in requesting a King size quilt to be used at a party for an autograph quilt.  We have made several autograph quilts before (although never a King size one), and the hatchet block works wonderfully.  Creative grids makes a hatchet ruler, you can see here the hatchet quilt we made from the Papillon line.  

The quilt is expected to have over 500 signatures!  What a special gift for an amazing woman.  She is a midwife that has touched the lives of so many. 

Our customer had us embroider this quote:
"Birth is not only about making babies.  
It's about making mothers strong, competent,
capable mothers who trust themselves and
believe in their inner strength.  
Barbara Kratz Rothman"

What a perfect quote to go on the quilt, this quilt is sure to be treasured for many years to come.

This is the front, a simple but impacting assortment of colors to form stars.  I love the look of this, such an easy pattern to make, but still enough of a complex design to give it interest.  

The fabric is French General, the customer had photos of her home and I truly believe this fabric was made for her interior!  She has a beautiful victorian style home with all the traditional furniture that will showcase this quilt perfectly.

Due to the signatures we suggested a looser design for quilting, the design is called Hearty Meander and it is just enough quilting while still giving the signatures plenty of space.

Here are the quilt stats:
Pattern: Hatchet block on one side, half square triangles on the other
Size: 105" x 115"
Quilting Design: Hearty Meander
Fabric: French General

Want us to longarm a quilt for you?  Here are just some of the quilts we have longarmed, and we have an easy estimate form to give you an idea on pricing.    

Posted in Hatchet Ruler, Hearty Meander