Thursday, June 25, 2020

Tall Tale Quilt Finished Part 1


It has been a while since my last post. For a while I just didn't have the mental energy to sew or do anything. But all my life, pushing myself to sew and to create has helped me to keep going with life; especially when times were hard. I decided to make this quilt for my sister who is also going through really tough things right now. She is one of the biggest bookworms and I know for sure she will love this quilt. I found the book block pattern at Quilt with Kate and made a quilt top for myself a little while ago. Since I decided to hand quilt that one, it has been taking longer to finish. I finished this quilt much quicker because I machine quilted it! I am not even going to pretend I am good at machine quilting, but using the Digital Dual Feed Walking Foot made it so much better and fun to quilt. You can ask Mr. TRH, I. did. not. want. to. stop! I finished quilting the whole top in one night.

I wanted to take some pictures for this book quilt and thought about several locations. Hmmm... Where should I go? Of course, the library! When I went there, there was hardly any one there. Thanks to a super nice librarian, who offered to let me borrow some big metal clips, I was able to hang the quilt on a bookshelf.

I also wanted to do something a little special for my sister; I decided to do an applique on the back.


I am a little nervous about sending this to her right now, because of COVID-19 and all, the package might get lost or it might not get to her for a really long time. I can just picture her snuggling up in this quilt and reading for hours even forgetting to eat, just like we did together growing up. Is there anyone special in your life you would love to make a quilt for?

I will post my book quilt in part 2, soon. :)

12 comments :

  1. It is beautiful and she will be thrilled and comforted with such love being sent to her. Take care, Be Safe and Happy Sewing from Iowa

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you will stay safe as well and enjoy sewing. :)

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  2. What a darling quilt! You are so clever. :-)

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    1. I wish I came up with the book block pattern, but I am so glad I found it and made this quilt!

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  3. Love,love it!! Your work is always stunningšŸ˜Š. Hope you get your "mojo" back soon, I struggle with motivation too.

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    1. Thanks! It comes in waves. But while I am working with my hands, I am happy.

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  4. This is so adorable! I have 2 different book blocks from the 80s and 90s and have always wanted to make bone of them up. Beautiful.

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  5. This quilt is sweet and adorable, Sachiko. Well done. I love the fabrics and the colors. Oh your sister will be so happy, what a treasure.
    I want to make a quilt for everyone. ....I'm working on it!!
    Happy almost July

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    1. My sister and I have different tastes and I know she will love this one better than the white with floral prints. Happy sewing!

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  6. Beautiful quilt, I'm sure she will think It is very special.
    Could you send it with a courier service to keep it safe?

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    1. Maybe... I just can't wait to COVID to be over.

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