Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quilt 117 - Birthday Snowflake Quilt

Alma's 90th Birthday Snowflake Quilt
2004, 104" X 84"
This quilt was an inspiration to Adele from the February 2004 McCall's Quilting Magazine. Lori Housel's pattern was adapted from Possibilities "Let It Snow" in the Joy to the World Quilt Book. Our mother, Alma, celebrating her 90th birthday in 2004 was the recepient of this quilt. Top picture shows Alma and Adele putting the quilt on her bed. Bottom pictures shows Ione doing the quilting.
Each of the 10 children had a different white on white fabric for their family's snowflakes and sent their snowflake designs to Adele to assemble. The 18 grandchildren's snowflakes were smaller than their parents. The 11 great grandchildren had even smaller snowflakes. The quilt was presented to Alma over the Labor Day weekend at Adele's new home but the quilt stayed in Washington to hang at the Innovations Quilt Show in October. The snowflakes were fused to the quilt and then were attached with thread while being quilted on the Longarm machine. Hobbs wool batting was used in this quilt and has been on Mom's bed winter and summer. We were in Oregon to celebrate Mom's 94th birthday last week.
Happy Birthday, Mom!!

- posted by Ione

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