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Jeanne’s Quilt-As-You-Go is Gorgeous!

by Beth Cooper

Quilter’s Name: Jeanne Worthy of Amelia, Ohio

Type of Quilt: Bed Quilt/Quilt as You Go

Name of Pattern: Original Design

Featured Date: 5-24-23 

Hi! I’m Jeanne and I made this quilt for my niece. I didn’t use a pattern and it was a Quilt as You Go. The finished size is 110×110. I knew what I wanted it to look like in the end, but this wasn’t it! I’m happy with how it turned out, although it is nothing like what I had in mind.
I was hospitalized about halfway through and I credit the quilt for my recovery! All I kept thinking was, “I have to finish this the quilt before I die!” (A little context: I’m 72 years old and in stage 4 COPD. My hands are crippled but useable, so every day is a gift.)

As you see, I finally finished it and have started another quilt. It is also Quilt as You Go and I’m not using a pattern. I’m just making it up as I go. The race is on to finish this one. Who knows maybe there’s time for a couple more? God only knows and I’m just thankful for finding this creative outlet. I enjoy it so much and it keeps my mind and hands busy.

I want everyone to know there are a thousand mistakes in this quilt that now make me smile. At the time I could have cried, but I know twenty to thirty years from now my great-great-niece, or whoever inherits this quilt, will try and figure out what the hell was she thinking and that makes me smile. And to tell the truth, I was thinking how easy it was in my mind, not so much how hard when I was actually making it.

I’m from Amelia, Ohio and absolutely love my sewing room! It’s where I spend most of my time. I bought a Singer sewing machine about 2 years ago (Singer heavy duty 4452). It’s nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. It’s became an obsession! I have enough fabric for ten quilts. What a crazy hobby this is! I love it!!



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Tammi leoni
Tammi leoni
12 days ago

This quilt is stunning, You did a beautiful job. I love you attitude about mistakes. All of my quilts have mistakes and I don’t care they were made with love not to be perfect. Congratulations

12 days ago

It’s beautiful! I’m sure your niece will cherish it for years to come.

12 days ago

Jeanne, I applaud you for your positive outlook. It can make all the difference in how your recovery goes. That alone is a great accomplishment! But wait! Look at this gorgeous quilt! I hope you are signing them, because you are creating a wonderful legacy and happy memories. Keep it up and be well!

12 days ago

This quilt is gorgeous! You should be very proud! I would love to see a tutorial on how you made it and did the quilt as you go. The pillow cases and throw pillow are soo cute too! I have some vintage Dresden plates, I have been trying to decide how to use them. His would be perfect! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation!

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