Friday, June 13, 2014

Hope Takes Flight

It's a finish.  This is a quilt for Relay for Life.  My niece is very active in our county for Relay for Life.  I made this quilt in honor of my two sister in laws that have both been impacted by cancer.  Every stitch has love and prayers for both of them.   The pattern is a free pattern and can be found here   Details on the quilt, batting is Hobbs 80/20, top thread is Permo Soft (50 wt) with Bottom Line in the bobbin.    Templates for the butterfly, dragonfly and flowers are from Judy Madsen's book "Wide Open Spaces". There's one green butterfly that was not sewn correctly.  I was going to rip it out, but I decided not to.   I left it, this quilt is not perfect and neither is cancer, far from it.  I really had a lot of trouble getting the white to photograph correctly out doors, so I have a few different shots from different times of the day.  Lots of pictures below.  I truly wish that this will help someones hope take flight.  Check out the side bar for other finishes on Friday.















27 comments:

  1. Sue, your quilt is amazing. Whoever becomes the owner of this quote will love it and the wonderful message it brings.

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  2. The quilt is gorgeous! What a wonderful way to honor your sisters. Your quilting is amazing!

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  3. Finished! With time to spare. It looks terrific. The quilting is beautiful.

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  4. Your Judi Madsen butterflies have come out really well. Another lovely finish.

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  5. I love design of the quilt and your quilting of it makes it soar! Beautiful work and a very inspiring image and message for us all.

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  6. I love design of the quilt and your quilting of it makes it soar! Beautiful work and a very inspiring image and message for us all.

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  7. Just gorgeous Sue. Yes, you can see and feel you heart and soul in this quilt.

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  8. Wow, this quilt is amazing--beautiful quilting!

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  9. Stunning quilt! I love that you left "a boo-boo" in...but I don't see it, so it must not be that big of a deal :) You're right...nothing is "perfect" makes me appreciate your talent even more!

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  10. wow, your quilting is breath taking. great job!

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  11. WOW, this quilt is incredible! The quilting is gorgeous, and the message behind it is even greater. Love this.

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  12. Awesome. The Quilt and Quiting are gorgeous. A Beautiful tribute.

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  13. I am sooo glad you shared so many pic's of eye candy-just love it!!! Neat seeing all the different 'special' elements you added with the quilting.

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  14. Stunning ... the design and your quilting are fabulous!

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  15. Sue, the quilt is just gorgeous. You are very talented.
    Dot in PA

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  16. This quilt is beautiful and so symbolic. I like the imperfect green butterfly, but I had to look more than once to see what you meant. Did you mark the butterflies and flowers or freehand them?

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt, Sue, for a great cause! Your quilting is spectacular, and a great use of Judi's templates. Whoop whoop!

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  18. Wow it is absolutely gorgeous, the quilting is stunning!

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  19. This is a beautiful gift of love. I really like your quilting and the words on the quilt. Awesome job Sue.

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  20. I'm speechless......or wordless....and that doesn't happen often. It's unbelievable.

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  21. Phenomenal quilting, absolutely phenomenal.

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  22. Gorgeous quilt! And as always, your quilting is pure magic!

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  23. Wow, wow and more wow! I'm speechless. Very nicely done.

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  24. Sue, I am absolutely in awe of your layout and quilting. Absolutely in awe. I am the designer of Hope Takes Flight, and here is my original blog post on the meaning behind it ( it was made for a charity that helps girls rescued from human trafficking). http://weshallsew.blogspot.com/2013/02/hope-takes-flight-20.html?m=1. The rainbow represents God's promise to not leave us, and the butterflies represent rebirth, and being given a second chance. Girls rescued from sex trafficking need to know that, and so do people recovering from cancer. You making this quilt for Relay for Life is just so true to why I designed it in the first place.
    Your quilting, however, is phenomenal. I'm really in awe of it. What a lovely way to take the quilt, and knock it out of the park! It's just stunning.
    This may sound silly, but I want to thank you for choosing my quilt design for such a special quilt, and for putting so much love and prayer into it for Relay for Life. It will be a constant blessing to whoever buys it.

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