Finished Quilt – The Grace in our Stars

My friend Cate decided, at the last minute, to make a quilt for a friend of the family. The friend lives in another country and was in need of some love. She wanted to do something, and sending a quilt is like sending a hug. I offered to help make a few blocks since she was short on time. She took me up on it, and over two nights three of us made a quilt top!

The pictures above are the ones I took over the two nights. The first night is the first five pictures, while the last four are from the second night. We did almost 8 hours of work over the two evenings, but it was well worth it. Until we hit the multicoloured border we almost always had two sewing machines going, plus one person cutting. They say more hands make for lighter work, in this case it was certainly true. This was a record finish for both of us.

I helped sandwich the quilt one afternoon, and Cate finished the quilting and binding over a few days. The quilt has now been gifted and the recipient loves it. Cate sent me the finished picture below once the binding was sewn on.

Pin wheel quilt on black backgroundI love it too. It’s absolutely beautiful. I guess you know you’re happy with a quilt when you don’t want to give it away.

What is your fastest finish for a quilt? Do you ever work as a group on a quilt?


7 thoughts on “Finished Quilt – The Grace in our Stars

  1. Melanie McNeil July 9, 2017 / 9:51 am

    This is really pretty. Is it from a pattern or the original design of one of you? Such a lovely gift.


    • NJ Fraser July 9, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      The quilt was designed by Cate with help from the family member who also did a bunch of cutting for us. They did a great job.

      The smallest pinwheels are 2.5 inches and the middle pin wheel is 10 inches to give you an idea of size.

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      • Melanie McNeil July 9, 2017 / 2:43 pm

        Thanks for the info. Tell her “good job!”


  2. chrisknits July 9, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    What a stunning quilt. I am sure the friend is feeling it’s comfort.


  3. HeyMommaCasey July 10, 2017 / 11:06 am

    I love it! It is gorgeous and so special in the way it was made. The last quilt I made was an 11th hour gift that was made from a jelly roll. Easy and kind of boring but still fun.


    • NJ Fraser July 10, 2017 / 1:53 pm

      The design for this one had a lot more blank space than I usually work with, but it was intentional to save time. In the end I love it, and I’ll definitely try a quilt of my own with more blank space.

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      • HeyMommaCasey July 10, 2017 / 7:03 pm

        I think it’s great. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in filling the blank areas and as you have shown, it’s not necessary.


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