My second granddaughter, Melissa, graduated from High School in June. We were not able to go to Washington for the occasion, but as I have said before, I have a goal to make a quilt for each grandchild when they graduate. She is #3 of 13. Her mother and sister had a trip planned to come see us and get a 5 generation picture with my mother, so I got the quilt finished in time for that visit.
This a Dorinda original, quilted around 1880, called Pine Tree
Dorinda's middle name was Melissa, and I thought it fitting to give my Melissa one of the quilt I have made from her collection.
The quilt made it to Washington yesterday, and here it is with Melissa holding it.
My free motion quilting is not ready for a big quilt yet, so I used the feed dogs and presser foot.
I finished the two rows for this month's QAL. This will be a throw size and I will be keeping this one for myself.
And our 5 generation picture
I am on the left, my mother, Marian (Dorinda's descendant), my granddaughter, Stephanie and her baby, Paul are seated, and my daughter, Vonda is on the right.