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Jalene’s Memory Quilt – Part 4

Jalene and I spent the afternoon of National Quilting Day (March 16th ) tying her memory quilt.

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I forgot to tell her to watch her head, but she never did bump her’s!  Still… maybe I should post ‘Low Ceiling’ warning signs to my sewing studio.

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Last night, Jalene came back to finish up her project.  She is sewing the binding down in this photo:

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And the following is the last photo that I have.  For now, I call it the pink spaghetti quilt, but Jalene will finish trimming those ties at home, and then the quilt won’t look like it was tied with pink spaghetti anymore.

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My part in this project is done.  Jalene still has her paperwork and presentation to do.

Jalene, I wish you all the best at college, and may you be blessed with many more great memories!

For Part 1, click here.
For Part 2, click here.
For Part 3, click here.

Jalene’s Memory Quilt – Part 3

Jalene is arranging her quilt top with her blocks and photos just the way she wants it.

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While sewing, I enjoyed Jalene telling me the stories behind the photos.

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It is exciting to see it coming together!  She will have a wonderful memory quilt to take to college!

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Not done yet, but lookin’ great!

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For Part 1, click here.
For Part 2, click here.

Jalene’s Memory Quilt – Part 2

We are hard at work, rotary cutting the pieces for the quilt.

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Jalene brought her sewing machine with her.  She has never used it (but her grandmother has).  It had never been cleaned, so we talked about how to clean and care for it.  In the above photo, Jalene is learning how to sew a 1/4″ seam and making four-patches.  I sent her home with homework…lots of four-patches!

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And the above photos show a much more confident Jalene!  She finished the four patches and is doing great piecing the top!  She’ll finish the top at home, and the next time we meet, we’ll be adding borders.

For Part 1, click here.

Jalene’s Memory Quilt

I have the privilege of teaching a young lady how to quilt.  Jalene wants to create a memory quilt for her senior project.

She has lots of fun photos printed, and her colors are classic, black, white and pink.

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Jalene spent some time learning to use the rotary cutter and rulers.

IMG_3575bShe has all the pieces cut out.  We used Electric Quilt to design her quilt.

We both have busy schedules so we can only meet for short periods of time, but we’re making progress.