ingy.bees10095315
Project

"This is Your Life" 21st birthday

The pattern is called "Hanging Gardens". I incorporated the sashes into each block. The borders were made in long strips, ironing them onto pre-glued batting, which kept every block in place. I quilted the long strips before adding them to the body of the quilt. The final edging is made from prairie points - thanks to the "finishing touches" Craftsy course. This is my third quilt - and as such required a great deal of "brain power" to convert the pattern into a QAYG. Thank goodness I chose a patterned sashing and backing fabric it was very forgiving... hiding a multitude of stitches. Thank you Marti for a wonderful, informative course. This quilt was made for my daughter's 21st birthday and each block depicts a story of her life. There are blocks showing her animals, her heritage, trips to Europe and Africa, sailing, modelling, her degree in chemistry and geology - and ultimately enveloped in New Zealand fabrics, her home country.

You Can Make This

ingy.bees10095315 made "This is Your Life" 21st birthday with:

Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques

Online Class

Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques

with Marti Michell

Project Description

The pattern is called "Hanging Gardens". I incorporated the sashes into each block. The borders were made in long strips, ironing them onto pre-glued batting, which kept every block in place. I quilted the long strips before adding them to the body of the quilt. The final edging is made from prairie points - thanks to the "finishing touches" Craftsy course. This is my third quilt - and as such required a great deal of "brain power" to convert the pattern into a QAYG. Thank goodness I chose a patterned sashing and backing fabric it was very forgiving... hiding a multitude of stitches. Thank you Marti for a wonderful, informative course. This quilt was made for my daughter's 21st birthday and each block depicts a story of her life. There are blocks showing her animals, her heritage, trips to Europe and Africa, sailing, modelling, her degree in chemistry and geology - and ultimately enveloped in New Zealand fabrics, her home country.

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Skill Level

Intermediate