Friday, May 17, 2019

A Finish - Her Favorite Things



My daughter has a friend she met in Middle School with Cerebral Palsy.  This lovely young lady is in a wheelchair and communicates with an keyboard and a large, contagious smile.  The girls Skype every month or so and spend quite a lot of the time smiling and waving at each other while the mom and I fill each other in on what the girls have been up to!

This young woman is turning 25 this year and I wanted to make her a special quilt - one sized for a wheelchair.  She is an avid collector of Converse sneakers so the Converse block pattern is from Kristy @ Quiet Play was absolutely a perfect choice.


I love paper piecing and really had to force myself to stop making blocks once I had 6 of them.  I kept finding fabric in my stash thinking that it would make such a great color for a sneaker.

Her favorite color is green so this print is just perfect for the back!   I quilted it with organic wavy lines and a lovely shade of light gray Aurifil thread.



My favorite way of attaching a label is to fold a square in half and secure down 2 of the 3 sides before the binding is sewn on.  My daughter helped with the label.  I use the Pentel Gen Roller for Fabric (affiliate link)for my labels.  If you heat set, it is washable.  (I tested these pens a few years ago when making a signature quilt for my mom.)

Don't you want a pair in every color?



Have a wonderful day! Patty

12 comments:

  1. That is such a fun idea for a quilt, Patty! It sounds like the perfect gift for your daughter's friend - I think she's going to love it!

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  2. You did a wonderful job on the quilt - it looks awesome! It sounds like she is going to love it.

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  3. What a great quilt! I am sure she will love it.

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  4. A perfect gift! I can just imagine those conversations. :-)

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  5. Just love it, such a thoughtful gift and the quilt is gorgeous.

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  6. It tuned out great. Thanks for the tip on the pen. Always looking for a good pen to write labels.

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  7. This is a really delightful gift! Love it!

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  8. Love it Pattie! What is the size for a wheelchair?
    What a terrific idea for sewing on a label - thanks!

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  9. Oh my stars!! What a perfect gift!!! It is so great!

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  10. What a great quilt! I love when I get so carried away with blocks. Sweet to your daughter's signature and yours on the label.

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  11. Love the colorful sneakers! I hadn't heard of those pens before--thanks for sharing!!

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