Velmas Quilt Completed

Velma’s quilt could not have been completed on a more appropriate day. A very light snow was falling, in fact, our first snow fall of the year.


The perfect day to present Velma (84) with the lap quilt I made using the log cabin blocks her mother had sewn many years ago. Using only the material that she had given to me, I assembled the blocks, sashed them and actually added a thin additional batting of a lightweight throw blanket to bring some dimension to the sashed areas. I did a general quilting around each block. Nothing fancy.



What was interesting for me was each block had been sewn individually with batting and backing already. Removing the batting and backing meant dismantling the entire block and starting over with cut strips. So Ileft it alone and worked the quilt using the blocks as is. The pre-quilted squares added quite a bit of puckering but I actually kind of like the effect.

logcabinsquares 2

My goal was to get a lap quilt finished in the least amount of time so that Velma could enjoy it.






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10 thoughts on “Velmas Quilt Completed

  1. Deb February 3, 2019 / 8:18 pm

    It’s lovely! I just know Velma will love it!

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    • nwpaintedlady February 3, 2019 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you Deb, She did love it ~ seeing her face light up was worth every moment spent!

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  2. nwpaintedlady February 3, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    Thank you Nanette. I had something great to start with so it was very easy and fun to complete.


  3. kathyreeves February 3, 2019 / 11:34 pm

    What a kind thing to do for Velma, so glad she will enjoy it for the rest of her life!

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    • nwpaintedlady February 4, 2019 / 12:24 am

      Thank you Kathy. Actually, it felt like the right thing to do 🙂 I hope she has many more years to enjoy it!

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    • nwpaintedlady February 4, 2019 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you! A treasure for her and her family too 🙂


  4. KerryCan February 5, 2019 / 10:58 am

    This turned out great! It was really a labor of love–you put so much into it. Velma must be thrilled–she’ll feel loved whenever she wraps up in the quilt!

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    • nwpaintedlady February 5, 2019 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you Kerry! That’s exactly what I wanted for Velma, to feel her mother’s love wrapping around her.


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