Not only are quilts good for milestones and special events, they can help give comfort in time of grief, illness or need. When I hear of a friend in need or going through an illness or something similar, I think a quilt is like a hug when they need it. I originally bought this small kit (just included the pattern and the fat quarter of printed fabric) to make the quilt at a quilt show several years back. The quilt pattern is “Comfort of the Psalms” and was designed for Block Party Studios which is know for their “sayings” quilts. I knew the right time and place would come for this quilt.
I have a dear friend who just went through surgery and an illness and will be undergoing treatments. I thought this quilt would be a good comfort for her and her family. The entire family is very musical, so I picked a fabric line with a great music theme. The fabric line is “Play Your Song” designed by Tara Reed for South Sea Imports. The finished quilt is 39″ x 48″. There are ten Psalms designed to give comfort on the pre-printed blocks.
There was a lot of cutting involved in this quilt, but it was fun to piece and watch come together. The directions were for a “quilt as you go”, but I did it the traditional way that I’m familiar with.
I gave the quilt to my friend a few days after her surgery and I hope it gives her much enjoyment through her recovery.
Here’s the finished quilt – Musical Comfort of the Psalms.
Some of the blocks I tried to fussy cut a bit, but most of the blocks were random and worked out well. I did the quilting by machine on my Bernina 830 using the BSR with a gold variegated embroidery thread. It is sort of hard to see the details, but you get the overall picture.
Here’s a link to the designer’s website where you can see the fabrics a little closer and some neat patterns using the fabric line.
My daughter and I were sewing a skirt for her last night. I hope to post it soon, but I promised her I wouldn’t until she gets to wear it in public. She wants to make a black blouse to go with it first. It is really cute, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Until next time, happy sewing & quilting!