Saturday, November 10, 2012

Super Secret Quilt Revealed!

I'm not going to lie...

This is probably my favorite quilt. Ever. (Yes, I said that last time. And the time before. I actually mean it this time!)

This quilt was a super secret surprise, and I am so excited to finally share it with you today!!  Here's the background.

A few years ago, I was a leader for the youth program at my church. In that program, the girls work on the Personal Progress Program, to build talents, life skills, and to strengthen their relationship with our Savior. It is a lovely program, and they have 6 years to complete it. While I was the leader, I made a deal with the younger girls: if they finished the whole program in just 2 years, I would make them their own quilt.

This is the third quilt I have made for that reason! :)

This particular girl is a very close friend of mine. She is my sewing student, a running friend, an already accomplished author, and an all around top knotch woman.

She is also an total nerd. Just like me. We are both completely into Harry Potter (yes, I am serious!) So, this quilt was a no brainer for me. I also smiled the most as I made it! I love how it came out!!

So, here it is... the Marauder's Map Quilt!




Yes, I know. It IS that awesome! hahaha! The irony of the saying on the quilt compared to the reason this quilt was earned is not lost on me...

Anyway, I chose to quilt in a meandering stipple with black thread to make it look like little trail marks. I like it. The feet prints make me smile! It is backed in flannel for extra snuggly goodness!

Needless to say, she loves it!! :) Way to go miss M!

10 comments:

The Thompsons said...

It's adorable! Love it! What an awesome gift for Personal Progress. :)

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

i LOVE IT!! I'm a fellow HP nerd and I would never have thought of this. So fun! Are all the feet and letters applique?

Jamie Lee said...

What a neat quilt and such a special reason behind it.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

That is FABULOUS!! Pinning this for sure!You are very sweet to do that for the girls too.

pat said...

Hahaha. I love it. Very cute!

Katie B. said...

It is fantastic!!! HP nerds rule :)

Kelli said...

What an awesome gift and I am so in love with it! So great for an HP lover!

Larry and Cindy said...

This quilt came out awesome, Lindsay, what a wonderful thing to do for the girls who get on the stick and get their personal progress done! What you are doing for them is really going the extra mile!!! I think you are awesome!!!

Jen said...

I love the Marauder's Map! Magnificent.

Amy Macdonald said...

I'll be featuring this in a post for our CraftingCon series tomorrow - it's fantastic!

http://friendsstitchedtogether.com/craftingcon/