Monday, December 28, 2020

🌾Meadowland🌾Number 6--Folk Friends

Meet my 6th Meadowland quilt!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Meadowland by Then Came June
Fabric: Folk Friends by Makower UK for Andover Fabrics 
Size: 80" X 96"
Batting: Quilters Dream Wool
Thread: Glide--Creme
Quilting: Rolling Hills Echo from 627handworks 
Interesting Info: My Mom had a difficult Autumn and has been on hospice. We moved her to a private care home. She turned 92 this month. Her 3-month hospice review is coming up and she's doing so well now that they're taking her off hospice! They'll be taking the hospice hospital bed back and we're ready to move her own twin bed in. In celebration, I made this colorful new quilt for her!
"Folk Friends" fabric line includes colorful, modern Scandinavian prints!
The quilting is called "Rolling Hills Echo":
As DH says, "I think I get the appeal of the Meadowland pattern--you can feature large prints and really enjoy the fabrics".⤴️⤵️ 
For backing I used an IKEA duvet cover that I bought on sale, pre-shut down. BTW, I wash and dry these IKEA duvet covers before I take them apart and use them as backing on quilts. The two pieces of fabric from this duvet cover measured 96" X 90" each. I used one full side, plus part of the second side:
I'm hoping this will add something colorful and cheerful to Mom's room!!!
Here it is on her bed. This is not her room though, this is in our daughter's former room. We'll be moving it shortly.
And since we've been talking shrinkage recently, this quilt shrunk 1 1/2" in width and 3 1/2" in length, after quilting. I haven't washed it and don't plan on it, so the size at this point is 78 1/2" X 92 1/2".

Grace and peace!!!! ~Nancy

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! All of your Meadowland quilts are so gorgeous. This one sure feels special, I'm glad your Mom is doing well enough to be off hospice!

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  2. This is such a lovely pattern! What a blessing that your mom is so much better. Every day is a gift.

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  3. So sweet of you to make her a new cheerful quilt. You do live this pattern and have a system for it. I love that. The quilting is do awesome too. It is perfect for your Mom.

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  4. Definitely a special quilt for a special occassion! That is a lovely.
    I have been out of the loop for a while so it is good to come back to read this positive post!

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  5. So good to hear the news about your mom, and I'm sure she will enjoy having this pretty and warm quilt to sleep under. It looks so pretty on the bed!

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  6. What a wonderful, heartwarming story! I’m so glad your mom rallied and can return home to enjoy her beautiful, colorful quilt!

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  7. Such good news about your mother! She will love having this beautiful quilt to enjoy.

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  8. What a beautiful finish! I'm so happy for your Mom. I hope she gets a lot of pleasure from the quilt. I wish I had been a quilter when Mom was still alive - I would have made her so many quilts. Those IKEA duvet covers are quite the bargain!
    I love Meadowland pattern so much. It is so appealing, and your DH is right. I have one in the flimsy stage ready to finish.

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  9. Nancy another Meadowland. I am loving each one. Glad to hear your Mom is making such progress. I am sure she will love that quilt and getting in a regular bed.

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  10. So glad to hear that your mom is doing better! This quilt is beautiful. Love the pattern, the fabrics, and the clam shell quilting design is perfect. Happy New Year!

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  11. I love seeing each version you make of this pattern. And so wonderful to hear that your Mom is off Hospice! Great news!

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  12. What a lovely quilt! So happy for you and your mother. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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