A Special Quilt March 10 2020, 0 Comments

I was commissioned to be part of a very special quilt.  You may have read my post in May 2018 about a baby quilt made from the dress of Laura McComb.  Here is the link if you would like to read the story. 

There is a new chapter in this story - one of joy.  Jonathan McComb has married a wonderful woman named Monica.  They are now expecting a baby and those couples how hosted a baby shower for them wanted to all be a part of a keepsake for this new baby coming into their lives.  Each family wrote something special and signed their names on a piece of paper which I had bordered for the size.  Some wrote verses and some made designs, all were unique to each couple or family.  Even the children signed their names.   The families of Jonathan and Monica were also invited to have a square.   Working with my embroidery machine using similar fonts, I digitized the main part of the squares.  I wanted to keep the integrity of their signatures so I traced them on "heat n gone", taped it to the fabric square and followed the signatures with free motion.  Everyone had beautiful things to wish the new baby and we left a square in the middle for Jonathan and Monica to add once the baby is born.  The quilt top was given to them as a surprise at the shower.  I was so honored to be part of this heartfelt gift.

Here are close ups of the squares: 

Watch a video of how I transferred the signatures