Sunday, August 21, 2011

1 Samuel Quilt

I recently had to opportunity to make a quilt for a friend to give as a gift to her cousin who finally conceived a child after years of infertility.  She had seen some of the fabric I had printed on Spoonflower, and she asked if I could design something for her quilt.  She wanted to include a few verses from 1 Samuel 1 - (27) I prayed for this child and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.  (28) So now I give him to the Lord.  For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.

Here's what I came up with...

I wanted to make the words script, so they would blend into the quilt until you get close to read them.

I used half-square triangles to make the diamonds.  I happen to love working with half-square triangles because you can do so many things them!  Not only can you make diamonds, but you can make stripes, pinwheels, stars, or you can just leave them as triangles.

I wanted to add in a section on the back that was a bit more bold with the words.

In the future, I really hope I can incorporate more Spoonflower fabric into my quilts.  The possibilities really are endless!  If you haven't tried Spoonflower yet, think about it!  You could come up with something really special!


  1. What a very special and lovely quilt that I'm sure will always be treasured.

  2. This is a wonderful, meaningful gift. Love seeing it posted to Flickr on Spoonflower group.