Thursday, July 16, 2015

Smoke Stacks......

The brother-in-law of a friend of mine, Nancy, who lives on Harsen's Island  on Lake St. Clair here in MI loves watching all the freighters cruising by  and asked her  if she could design a quilt depicting the smoke stacks of some of these freighters.    She did a beautiful job on the quilt and then asked me to quilt it.  

Here's a couple close ups. 

Here is the completed top. 

I don't know what each of these smoke stacks stand for other than the Ford one.....that was

She picked a great backing for this quilt, too.  

I think the stitching on the back of this looks like the crazy paths these freighters might take. 

There are going to be some very jealous "freighter-loving friends"  when they see his new quilt; but Nancy did say that this was going to be "one of a kind" ONLY!

I know she is going to be ready to move onto something new and exciting.  She always has such great taste in fabrics and quilts. what's on the agenda?


  1. What a unique quilt - and so special for the person receiving it. Have a great weekend.

  2. Love it! So glad you were able to get that done so quickly!!!
    Sharon G!

  3. What a clever design. The backing fabric is perfect and your quilting really complements it all. Great job!



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