On Thursdays I do a new post about a quilt I made before I started blogging. It's a way to document what I've done in the past. I have enough old quilts to keep this going for quite some time.
Today's quilt is one I made for my niece's mother-in-law last spring. She was in an auto accident that left her paralyzed, and I decided that she needed something quickly to use in her wheelchair while waiting for therapy sessions.
I found this pattern, All in a Row, by Leni Levenson Wiener, in her book 3-fabric quilts. It was perfect for my purposes--fast, a good size, with clear instructions and a pleasing graphic quality. I chose colors that reminded me of life by the water, as C divides her time between the shores of Lake Michigan and the gulf coast in Florida.
This quilt drove home to me the idea that FMQ was a worthwhile technique for me to learn for quilts that were needed quickly. It was so much faster than hand quilting--and prettier and more satisfying than tying. It was one of the first projects I FMQ'd for someone else.
The finished quilt measured 36 by 40 inches before washing. I pieced it on my Singer Featherweight and quilted it (meandering) on my Singer 115 Treadle. The batting is cotton (I've forgotten what brand--this was pre-blogging, and I wasn't paying attention to all the details.) The thread is Superior King Tut Cotton--probably Papyrus.
I'm linking up today with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.