Friday, August 30, 2013

NEW BEGINNINGS ... for Amber and Ben

My hubby preparing.....

Me doing the fine-tuning!

Another wedding, another quilt :)
Congratulations Amber and Ben !!
I bought a fat quarter bundle in Frankenmuth, MI last summer, admired it for a good 8 months before finally cutting into it.  Mixed in are some muslin and some solids from my stash.  I used a grey and white flannel with letters on it on the back (you can see a sliver of it on the picture above).   Quilting is done in straight lines on either side of each seam  .....   a very soft and cozy quilt. 
I did a very small bit of hand quilting in 2 of the red squares, both hearts, one with their initials and the other with the wedding date.
Another quilt is finished as well, but not to be revealed till Christmas

Wishing you all a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend.

Friday, August 2, 2013

This is a quilt I began for fun, not knowing where it would find a home.  This past weekend my niece was married and the quilt is now in the hands of a new family, waiting to provide lots of warmth and comfort.  I hope you guys wear it out over the years, Melanie and Nick, along with your sweet kids, Camden and Paisley.

The pattern is a Block of the Month from Jenni of  IN COLOR ORDER..  I  did all the quilting by hand and hand stitched the binding.  

This was great practice for my HST's.    Of course as usual I did not follow all the instructions so some of my corners are chopped off.  Each quilt is a learning experience so I don't mind a few imperfections !

It's a long weekend here, Yaaaay!  Now to get all the chores under control so the quilting can get started :)