Karefully Made

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Fresh Start & New Finishes


My Grandmom and my son.

My Grandmom and my son.

Hey Guys,

I am sure you have been wondering where I have been…well I have actually been to Philadelphia.  I went to see my Grandmother who was recently in the hospital and today I heard news that she stood up and took two steps.   This means she is well on the road to recovery.  I am relieved now that I am once again at home with my sewing machine…I mean husband ;0).   I have so much to share with you guys!  I finally finished the Cloud Song!

Front of Cloud Song

Front of Cloud Song:  This quilt was much harder than I though but overall it was really fun to put together.  Quilting it was really hard to do …it was hard deciding what to do.  I ended up making diagonal lines 6 inches apart and I think I pretty happy with it. 

Back of Cloud Song

Back of Cloud Song:  The back I did some appliqué.  I used a blanket stitch to finish it off.  I think the blanket stitch is my new favorite.  

That is not all!   Even though I was unable to post for my lovely year of finishes, I did finish my quilt top for Bentley.  Here are the pictures:

I really love all the colors!

I really love all the colors!  I can’t explain why it too me so long to finish but I finally get to join the Scrappy Trip Around the world club.  :0) 

Last but not least, I have one more quilt to show.  As soon as I found out my Grandmom was is the hospital,  I started making a quilt for her recovery.  That is how much I believed she was going to be okay.   A friend helped me finish it a day before I left to go to Philadelphia and I carried this quilt with me on the train, then later to the hospital.  Here are the pictures:


Here is the quilt folded.  I used the pattern called the St. Louis 16 Patch.  This pattern comes together really fast..I mean we finished the quilt in one day!  The quilt measured finished 60 by 60 inches.  


Here the quilt is folded to show the back of the quilt.  The fabric is from the collection Madrona Road by Violet Craft.  You can buy it at the Fat Quarter Shop.  


Here is the quilt opened up.  I really love the colors! My Mom said it reminded her of candy because my Grandmom really loves every type of candy.  

Well that is all for now, I am sure that is enough!  LOL  I hope you are having a great day ;0)

Until, Next Time Sew Pretty!


Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

21 thoughts on “Fresh Start & New Finishes

  1. Looks like you’ve been busy over there. Glad to hear your loved one is doing better. How nice of you to present her with a sentimental gift! All of these quilts are beautiful. I’m still stuck on the Cloud Song quilt. I love its simple design.

  2. Great finishes – especially the special quilt for your grandma!

  3. Nice to see you back again, I had wondered where you’d disappeared to. Glad to hear your Grandma is on the mend.

    The quilts are all lovely!

  4. These are ALL such great finishes! I’m glad your Gram is feeling better and I know she will treasure her beautiful quilt 🙂

  5. love these quilts, thanks for sharing… how did you do the lettering on the quilt back… did you use templates, a cutting machine, other?

  6. So glad to hear you are doing well! I missed you. 🙂 I will be praying for your Grandmother as she recovers. I know that bright, cheery quilt will wrap her in your love!

  7. I’m glad your Gran is doing much better, hope for a full recovery!
    The quilt you gave is really pretty, cheery and bright, I’m sure she loved it.. (thanks for linking up)

  8. Lovely quilts, each of them. I like your Grandmother’s best. It shows the hope and love!

  9. I had wondered where you’d been! These are sooo cute – where do you get your fabric from? (please don’t say an exclusively american shop) xo

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  11. Great eye for color Kare! They are all spectacular!! Hope your Grandma gets better and better and she can come over to your house and quilt!

  12. So glad your grandma is feeling better! I’m sure the quilt had something to do with it:)

  13. What a great collection of quilts. I love the Cloud Song in particular.

  14. What a beautiful idea…to make a recovery quilt for an ailing person. You sure put a lot of love in that beautiful quilt! I like all the quilts you posted here. I am going to have to follow you. You have some great stuff going on!
    I am so happy for you and your family that your grandmother is better.

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