As many of you know, Leslie Tucker Jenison, Iris Karp and I put out a call for blocks to make a quilt for Yvonne Porcella, after hearing that she has Ovarian Cancer. We wanted to wrap our love around her.
Leslie and I each sewed the squares together that we received in the mail - she in Texas and me in California. I had a sew-a-thon in my studio on March 1st to help with the satin stitching - Mary Tabar, Kathy Hanoian and Felisa Lyons. Leslie came to California on March 15th, and we began sewing the entire quilt together. I am sewing down the Mistyfused binding above.
Below, Leslie is sewing the quilt on my Bernina, and I was holding it on the other end.
All sewn up! Even standing on a ladder, we could not get the entire quilt in the picture! The quilt also includes Yvonne's name, the words Peace, Joy and Love and the initials SAQA.
Thanks to the outpouring of love and generosity from SAQA members and others, this bed quilt was made for Yvonne. Leslie Tucker Jenison and I received over 100 squares from all over the world. 84"wide x 104" long. There are more pictures on Leslie's blog.