Friday, January 6, 2017

TGIFF - 50th Anniversary Quilt

This is project that I just realized that I've never blogged about.  My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the end of August with a party.  Not able to think of a gift, I decided to do a signature quilt.  The squares were signed by the guests at the party.

The blocks sat in my sewing room for months because I didn't get my sister, brother, or nephew to sign a block until I had figured out a layout based on the number of blocks I had.  I wanted our blocks to be all the same colour to stand out in the middle.  It ended up around 74-inches square.


A guild mate embroidered my parents' name and wedding date on one of the blocks.  And then it's surrounded by our blocks (with our dates of birth indicated).  My nephew thought it was funny to do a second block:  "The prodigy grandson."  It should have read:  the spoiled grandson.  😊




Blue wide-backing.  How I love not having to piece (and then square up) the backing.


Loopy free motion quilting for a quick finish in time to gift it on Christmas Eve.



Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Quokka Quilts
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts 
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 


13 comments:

  1. It is lovely!! "The spoiled grandson" lol.

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  2. What a great and special gift! I like wide backings makes life easier.

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  3. What a very special gift and how awesome to celebrate such a wonderful anniversary with them! I love this, Anja, as I am sure they do, too!

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  4. Beautiful quilt and an awesome gift. Lots of memories for your mom and dad with the birth dates.

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  5. 50 years! Wow! Congratulations to your parents. A signature quilt is a great gift and yours turned out beautifully. I love that you have your immediate family's blocks stand out so much in the middle.

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  6. A beautiful and loving way to make a family heirloom.

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  7. What a great gift. Fifty years is very impressive!

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  8. Beautiful quilt Anja and I am sure your parents will love it. When my late mil was 80, all of 17 years ago now, we had a party. I got everybody to sign a square. Frustratingly they all signed in the corner, even those who should have known about seam allowances etc. I also got everybody to sign in an ordinary pen, so I don't know how durable it would be, the intention, very short lived was to embroider over the signatures. ... it is in a drawer somewhere.

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  9. Such a lovely gift and sure to be much treasured.

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  10. Wow! Beautiful gift, Anja! Beautiful! I'm sure your parents love it!

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  11. I think this is the sweetest gift for such a special anniversary. You did a wonderful job with this quilt. Just curious, what type of pen did you have everyone use?

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  12. Such a beautiful memory quilt, and I love the swirly quilting.

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