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Thread: Praying Parents for a client

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    Praying Parents for a client

    When I posted about my sister's quilt (http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...y-t190287.html), a gal from here on the board, saw it, and asked if I would make one for her.

    She gave it to her hubby of 46 years for Christmas. She added a few items to make it from her too! I love how it came out.

    While discussing the quilt we became great friends because of our shared love of Christ. And so, I was quite happy to do this for her.

    She made the patchwork top, and sent the fabric for the borders and backing. After she got it back, she added an applique heart in each corner, a little ribbon over the inner border and the label she embroidered to the back.

    While talking, I learned a few family stories which I added to the quilting. She and her hubby met in kindergarten, fighting over a Fisher Price Bumble Bee pull toy - she lost the toy, but won her hubby's heart that day. So, I gave her a gold broach that is the bee.

    They loved camping in the mountains when the kids were little. So, one border shows a sleeping bag in front of a tent, under the trees and mountains.

    The other side border, has 3 crosses, for the Christian faith which is so strong in their marriage.

    At the top of the quilt are the words that her hubby always starts his prayers with. At the bottom are their names.

    As you can tell, I personalized the portraits of not only the kids above, but also of her and her hubby. He is more a plaid shirt kind of guy, so I gave him a shirt under a jean jacket, instead of the pin striped suit that my BIL had. Also, he didn't have a beard. She has shorter hair than my sis, and so that meant more face exposed for both of them.

    All in all, I estimate around 1/4 million stitches went into this portrait.

    Her hubby loved the quilt, and couldn't get over how it was them!
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    That's beautiful. What a lovely quilt
    Blessings from Janice

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    Love the quilt. It is so nice to hear people talk about their faith in The Lord. Great job

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    A true work of the heart.

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    Beautiful work of quilt art!

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    What a wonderful heirloom. Such a personal and beautiful quilt. You are terrific.

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    What a legacy of faith and friendship.
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    Gorgeous, simply gorgeous
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    yes very creative quilt.
    nice

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    That's beautiful.
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    Very nice!! Lovely quilt.
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    What a family heirloom that will be treasured for years to come!

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    Beautiful!
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    Beautiful!! Amazing how you quilted all of that on that one quilt! Awesome job!
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    So beautiful!!!!!

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    I love this thread painting. I'm researching the technique to learn how to do it, but having little success. Took a Craftsy class about Thread Painting, but it was more about using prismacolors than thread. Do you have any suggestions about how to learn this technique?

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    What a wonderful testimony of their lives together and as praying parents will be very precious to their children as it is now to them some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lodes48 View Post
    I love this thread painting. I'm researching the technique to learn how to do it, but having little success. Took a Craftsy class about Thread Painting, but it was more about using prismacolors than thread. Do you have any suggestions about how to learn this technique?
    Which part are you wanting to learn? How to create the pattern for the portrait? How to do the Free Motion Quilting to create the portrait? How to choose the threads? Perhaps if I knew which part you want to learn more about, I could offer some suggestions. Thanks to all for the kind words.

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    What a heart warming story, how lucky to have made good friends. I'm sure the quilt will be a treasured
    item in their home. God bless all of you.
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    Absolutely beautiful. This will be treasured always.

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    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and equally beautiful quilt. You are a true artist and an amazing friend to others. May God bless you and yours in this wonderful new year about to begin.
    DeAnne

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    How special...

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    I love how quilts can touch ones heart. This shows that off beautifully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutt View Post
    What a family heirloom that will be treasured for years to come!
    Ditto. BrendaK
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    Beautiful quilt and theme.
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