Sunday, September 9, 2012

Commissioned Quilt "Dress Form Silhouette"

I have been commissioned to make a lap quilt for a client who is planning to give it to a special lady who started a food pantry at her church and who has brought on board quite a few church members to assist her in her efforts.  According to my client, the future recipient also loves to sew and likes neutral colors, so the client and I came up with a design that will not only keep her warm but also reflects her hobby.  The quilt will need to be ready by the end of the month, which is when church members plan to give it to her.  I've begun the actual quilting of the layers using "stitch in a ditch," and I am pleased with how it is turning out.  Even though it is still pinned and obviously there is more quilting to do, I thought I would give you a peek.

Here is a close-up of the silhouettes. 

More quilting and then binding and then I'll be back to show the finished product.


  1. WOW, Denise!!!!! This is going to be SO cool!!! That is a great pattern with the silhouettes and dress forms! What a great project for you to be working on to honor the efforts of someone spearheading something so needed! Now you KNOW I'm going to have to Google "stitch in a ditch" since I am not a quilter. I have NO idea what the heck that means!!! :-) Beautiful!!!

  2. Thank you Alycia! It does feel good to be a part of a gift of recognition and appreciation to someone who is doing tremendous work for others. As for the "stitch in a ditch" method of quilting, it is essentially sewing within the seams (or on the seams) of your patchwork to outline or let your patchwork take center stage.

  3. This is awesome and I can't wait to see the finish product :) I'm now your new follower via gfc :)

    Yours Truly,
    Hope you can follow me at Aubzielation and Party Prints & Pieces

  4. Hi Aubzie!

    Thank you for the kind words. I'm essentially finished with the quilt but am waiting for my customer to provide more information for the quilt label, then I will be posting a picture again. As for following your blog: of course, I would love to follow you and I will place comment as well. Have a wonderful weekend.


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