Thursday, August 12, 2010

Winkel Family Quilt

Recently I was commissioned by the Winkel family to help put together a family "Memory Quilt".
Individuals, quilters and non-quilters were asked to send in a 12" quilt block that represented a family memory.

The blocks trickled in over several weeks where they sat on my design wall.
I was also asked to design a few blocks for those who didn't complete their assignment.
I even did a little hand embroidery to add names to a few of the blocks.

From the non-quilters, there were some very creative blocks.
I loved the individual nature of each piece.
Some were hand painted.

Others had memorabilia and BLING!
Some sent yardage and asked if it would fit in a block.

Others sent blocks that did not quite meet the 12" requirement.

It was easy for me to pull from my stash and add a border here and there.

There is some real artistic talent in the family.

Many of the blocks were quite "artsy".

The hamburger was made from layering pieces of fabric.
Great effect!

I really enjoyed getting to know this family a little better.
Once I complete my work, the finished top went off to grandma, who will tie and bind the quilt.
Soon it will be ready to present at a family party.

9 comments:

Jackie said...

That is a really cool quilt! Everyone had to have their thinking caps on and it is so different than just the regular signature block too. Love it!

Notjustnat said...

You have a real flare to do this kind of quilts. I'm not surprised you get asked by your friends to help out.
Love it - Hugs Nat

Rae Ann said...

You did a beautiful job Nedra and the quilt turned out great! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Amazing job of pulling together disparate pieces and making a lovely cohesive unit--perhaps the very essence of quilting!

Live Well With Judi said...

Nedra: I love it! I especially love the rose in the middle, of course. I also thought the person who did the Tom Jones block was pretty clever. Not sure if they like Tom Jones or if that's their name and so they found a block with Tom Jones in it. Really funny. I like it lots better than the typical signiture quilt. Hugs

Material Mary said...

What a fun quilt and it represents all various personalities. Great idea.
Mary

Micki said...

Your quilt turned out stunning! What a neat idea for a quilt!
Micki

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a fun and unusual quilt. Great idea.f

Stephanie said...

Such creativity. This will be a fun memory quilt.