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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Deana: I finished Dad's Horse quilt!

Yay!  I can cross another UFO off of my list.  My mom made this quilt for Dad but she doesn't do machine applique'.  I traded her some hand quilting for all the silhouettes on this quilt.  It may look simple but it did involve a lot of time finding pictures of family, cutting them out, sizing them to fit the border, tracing them onto fusible webbing, and stitching around all those legs and tiny places.  I also had to hand applique' the center circle onto the borders at the sides and finish some of the horse applique' in the center - mainly the mane and face.

Sorry, it really needs pressed!




Below is a photo of the quilt I made for my son on the wall, and Mom's quilt to Dad on the floor.  It is fun for me to see them together.



I have also been machine quilting for Mom.  She really liked the way I did the red quilt for Joann so I am trying to duplicate the idea the best I can.  I hope to go visit her soon and take her the horse quilt (she is going to hand quilt it) and this pinwheel quilt finished.




Here is the back.





I am linking up with Free Motion Maveriks, Design Wall Monday, Freemotion by the River, and Show Off Saturday.

7 comments:

retdairyqueen said...

Amazing quilts

Jo said...

More fantastic work. Those horse quilts are really amazing...

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Fantastic job on the horse quilt! That is quite a wowser! How sweet of you to do quilting for your mom. I am sure she will be quite delighted with the results.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Deana, I can very well imagine the amount of time it took you to stitch all the appliqués. An astonishing amount of time! And for the second time, too! I applaud your dedication and your talent.

Ann T. said...

They are both just gorgeous. Good job to both of you.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Aha! I thought you had made two horse quilts, but I was doubting my memory. I wondered if I had my wires crossed. The photo of both clears my mind and allows me to see the similarities and differences in your two creations.

Warm Quilts said...

The two horse quilts are made even more precious by the personalized silhouette appliqués. Thank you for sharing the special photo of both of them together.