Hannah's Firelights Lane Quilt

We love seeing all of our customer quilts and every once in awhile, we strike up a dialogue with a quilt-maker via email. Pat Anderson of Littleton, Colorado sent us a photo of the Firelights Lane quilt top she made for her granddaughter Hannah. It is beautiful in it's own right, but the story behind it and pieces of military uniforms in the quilt make it something incredibly special. 

Pat is making each of her three grandchildren a quilt with pieces of their Dad's uniforms he wore during his tour in Afghanistan. Hannah requested yellow and grey for her quilt and Pat added some teal.

"Little did I know when I started these quilts that he would be in the Middle East again when I finished them and gifted them. He wrote a letter to each child which will be in the uniform pockets I have attached to the backing. Hannah recently turned 16 and misses her father terribly." - Pat

Quick Quilt Stats:

    • Made by: Pat Anderson
    • Quilted by: Elaine MacFarlane
    • Pattern: Firelights Lane
    • Fabric: Yellow, teal and grey tone-on-tones paired with military uniform pieces
    • Finished Size: Grande 45" x 60"
    • Techniques: Basic piecing

Big thank you to Pat for sharing this amazing quilt and story! The Firelights Lane pattern is available in PDF and paper form. If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram! Happy Monday!



Pat said:

Thank you for posting this Shayla. As soon as I saw your pattern, I knew it was the perfect pattern for Hannah’s quilt. Your instructions were perfect and it went together like a dream (in spite of the stiff uniform fabric). I did buy the specialty ruler and loved it. You are very talented and I feel honored to share this quilt on your blog!

Joyce Goettl

Joyce Goettl said:

Beautiful Quilt (and quilting)! And thanks to your husband for serving our country!

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