Louie and I made a special comfort quilt this weekend. (The pattern is called Double Slice, and the video tutorial can be found here.) Louie plays pool for Obie’s Bar and Grill. The name of his team is ‘Donna’s Boys’. His team ‘mama’, Donna, is going through some chemo treatments, and he wanted her to have a special quilt. He thought it would be nice for days when she might not be feeling the best, or just needed to be reminded that she was loved by so many people. He asked me if I would make a quilt, and I said I would be happy to make her a quilt, but I also asked him if he would help me. He was very excited to be able to help!
We started sewing about 8:30 Saturday morning, and we had the quilt top all put together by 2:30. We each had a sewing machine and we kept them humming. Here are a few photos. (Ok, so you know me…more than a few!)
Here is his half, all sewn together….
….and here is mine. I am so proud of him. He was very careful with his sewing, and only had to use the seam ripper once! We had a lot of fun, and the time just flew by.
We decided to get out of the house after the top was finished, so we went junkin’. I found the charcoal colored sheet you see as the backing. I thought it worked perfectly with the blacks and grays that were used in the quilt top. The fabrics we used were from a Layer Cake called ‘Comma’. I chose that collection of prints not because of the ‘Comma’, but because I wanted the orange and black. Donna likes Harley Davidson, and in addition to the Layer Cake, I added the blue flames, the orange flames, and the pool ball fabric.
Sunday morning, I went downstairs and loaded the backing onto the rollers, then floated the batting and quilt top onto the quilter. Within a few hours, it was all quilted.
It’s hard to see, but Louie’s name in on this piece.
I cut the binding out of the leftover sheet I used as the back, and sewed the binding onto the front of the quilt, then I took the quilt upstairs with my needle, thread, scissors, and binding clips . We watched the movie ‘Guilt Trip’ and several episodes of ‘Hoarders’ while I hand stitched the binding down to the back of the quilt.
We called Donna this morning, and we met tonight at Obie’s to give it to her. She loved it!