Thursday, April 28, 2016

Retirement Quilts

Update:  There's a lot of interest in this quilt and some of you have asked about it, so I did some searches and I found out some info on the fabric.  It is called Welcome Home Collection One, designed by Jennifer Bosworth.  I found these kits, 29 x 39" (you'll see they don't have the border that Maggie's has but if you search, you can find some of the fabrics and add a border if you like) that as of May 2018, are available, so thought I'd include the links here.  The online fabric store, Connecting Threads has a flannel version here:  https://www.connectingthreads.com/cfkits/kit_display.cfm?ID=91574&media=PPCGNBS&gclid=CjwKCAjw_47YBRBxEiwAYuKdw4A63sHDd74W1rfW3K_JTpbB9_Usul0kZnqCDDw87AwBCdGk0C961BoCx1IQAvD_BwE&utm_source=media&utm_medium=marketing&utm_campaign=PPCGNBS
and here is a kit from ebay that isn't flannel:
https://www.ebay.com/i/142195195909?chn=ps  (I'm not afiliated and get no credit should you choose to buy something, just so you know.  It's just FYI)

My manager, Maggie, began a tradition to give a quilt to everyone who retires and when I learned to quilt I volunteered to be her helper.
Maggie (and her daughter) pieced together this beautiful log cabin quilt.  It took my breath away as I did the machine quilting.  It is so pretty that I took out pinks on hand and will probably not be able to resist beginning yet another project and I'm okay with that!
Since we have three coworkers retiring this year, I took on a whole quilt by myself.  I began this Scrappy Cats Quilt (for a cat lover of course) back in January and hope to complete it soon as the retirement party is coming up.
Got all 12 noses ironed on (still need to machine applique), some eyes sewn on, and one cat with whiskers embroidered on so far. 
     

1 comment:

Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration said...

Sheri, thanks to you and the ladies for hosting. Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!