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3160 Parsons Rd NW
Edmonton, AB, T6N 1L6


Edmonton based custom long arm quilting. Custom quilter at Sparrow Studioz since September 2011

Benjamin's Quilt


Benjamin's Quilt

Sheila Van Der Linden

This was a much anticipated quilt! 

My daughters boyfriend turned 20 a few weeks ago. I had asked him last spring what colour of quilt he wanted. He replied "white". I said "you are not getting a whole cloth sweetheart". At this Ben was bit afraid since he had no idea what a whole cloth was! So my quest began.

It started with a jelly roll of Moda marbles that ranged from cream to beige. Then I started finding focal fabrics that had images of things that Ben liked. Old cars, trains, cookies, coffee, and music. I still had no idea what pattern I was going to use.

This is a scary position to be in since you have no parameters for shopping. Using EQ7, I designed a square in a square block quilt, with the marble fabric as frames for the focal fabric. It was looking great except I hadn't bought enough fabric. Off to my stash, and voila, more coffee fabric and more fabric with special words on it that I knew would be meaningful to him.

 I used fabric from my stash for some of the frames since one jelly roll wasn't enough. It turned out fantastic, I was really pleased! Wool batting, flannel backing, and a simple edge to edge quilting design and Bens quilt was done. Just in time for his big surprise party. In the picture above he is on the very left, the Ducks Dynasty rellie.

 Happy 20th Ben, it was so fun to make a quilt that is unique to you. You are a wonderful young man, and even though I tease you a bit too much sometimes, I'm glad you haven't run away screaming yet!