Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quilt FO (Finished Object)

My parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June of 1994 and one of the remembrances from that celebration was a quilt that contains the names of family and friends who attended their party. Since yesterday's blog post was about a quilt UFO (unfinished object), today's post shows a finished quilt (FO -- finished object) that was started in June of 1994 and finished by December of 2000.

Each block has a center strip that features signatures of people at the party. Those strips were actually pieces of muslin that had freezer paper ironed on the back so that one could write on the fabric using Pigma pens. The writing was heat set with a warm iron and then each fabric unit was pieced into a quilt block.

The blocks became a quilt and the ensuing photo of Stan and Val, father and mother to seven of us Hayes sibs, is a precious image of dear parents and of the quilt that honors their 50th wedding anniversary.

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