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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Sherrilyn Askew!!!

Sherrilyn Askew ( #1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Stitching & Crafting for earning an Expert Level Quilting Merit Badge!

“I have learned at least three new techniques and patterns, taught more than 5 other people how to quilt (by hand), and completed a quilt that took more than 50 hours to finish.


I made a log cabin quilt-as-you-go quilt using light and dark plaids (it’s for my godson). Because it was not quite long enough, I added a large piece of plaid to one end, then did another round of strips to finish it. Upon looking at it further, I realized that my large piece required quilting, so I hand quilted soccer balls on it using a paper pattern. I think I got all the traces of blood off the back of it. Needless to say, my hands are tired, but I am finally done.”

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Sherrilyn, your quilt is beautiful and what a wonderful heirloom for your grandson! All that hand quilting is a very special touch.

  2. Linda says:

    I love scrappy quilts, Sherrilyn. Nice job!

  3. the quilted soccer balls is such a great ingenious touch. I’m sure he will treasure it! I once owned a vintage quilt that was all exquisite appliqued birds but the maker ( a man) decided to quilt it in a spider web pattern. the quilt ended up in a folk art museum

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