In Remembrance Farm House Quilt Block Part II

Jenny Mom's Block

This has been such a special project for me to be a part of, to help someone remember their loved one can be a unique gift of love. 

Materials to Make a Remembrance Framed Quilt Block

You will want to not trim your block yet. Quilting will help shrink the block, and if it’s a little bigger when they go to the frame they can tack it onto the wood, depending on how you frame it. We will talk about that in a moment.

Five Quilts to Quilt

Let’s prepare your quilt block for quilting.

You will want to measure your white background to be around 27” x 18”, I prefer to have the background larger. Cut your batting at 25” x 17”, and leave your block untrimmed. Go to an area where you have good ventilation. Take your bottom block and have the wrong side of the fabric facing you. Spray with glue. Then carefully place the cotton and smooth out so no lumps are on the background. Spray the batting with glue and carefully place your top down and smooth it out so no lumps are on the top. If you wish, you can either do a basting stitch around the outer edge or you can use pins or clips.

Now it’s time to Quilt!

You will now engage your BERNINA Stitch Regulator (or use your favorite free-motion quilting foot) into your machine. Add a contrast thread or white thread to quilt! I prefer Aurifil Cotton White for quilting. You will want to grab your glove, I use the Fons and Porter. This will help me keep a good grip and tension as I quilt. You will want to start in the center and quilt as you like. For example, I did an overall stitch for each quilt block.

quilted block

Once I am done, I take it to the cutting board and trim down the block. You now can use a 3-thread overlock stitch or zig-zag around the edge to keep it nice and tight.

Farm house style frame

Time to frame your quilt block!

I then gave the block over to my friend Jenny and she had her husband frame each block in Farmer Style Frames, I don’t know much about the framing process, but I am in awe how they captured the beauty of the quilts. It honors her mother’s well. You can see in the frame it doesn’t have to show the whole block, and going into that we knew we wanted the Dresden’s to be the spotlight.

Giving a Gift of Love

It is never easy to make something like this, and this project is near and dear to my heart since I lost my father in May. I encourage you, to do something special to honor those you love, or to help honor a friend.

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4 comments on “In Remembrance Farm House Quilt Block Part II”

  • Thank you for the Rememberance block. I have never done quilting although I will start. I lost my husband 12 months ago and feel that I could do a couple for my children, my son still hasn’t come to turns yet but this might help

    • I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine how my mother feels, but I lost my father in March. We are approaching a year and it’s been a difficult experience. I feel that your children would love something like this to make for remembrance of their father. I am currently making a quilt for each of my siblings, for myself and my mother. Life can get hard, but it’s been very therapeutic for me. Cutting into his clothing has made it very real that he is no longer with us, but his spirit lives inside each of us. Best!

  • Shari is so talented and did such a wonderful job on this special project for me and my family – so many memories of my mom. I appreciate the time and love she spent on this. I know these quilt blocks will be cherished for many years to come. Thank you again Shari!

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