Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wedding Quilt

Based on the simplicity of this quilt, it's shocking that it took me over a year to make. Well I drew out my design complete with measurements, and something had gone way wrong with my math and the quilt was about 30% smaller then what I wanted it to be (which was throw size). Anyway I got stuck for about 8 months trying to figure out how to enlarge it and still make it seem like the same quilt, which I finally did. And then of course I had some hold up with the hand sewing of the binding. Anyway now it is done and I even put my label into my quilting, hopefully you can see that in the picture I posted of it.

My dear friend L got married in Mexico last May and my aim was to have it done by the end of a year, I had it finished by the beginning of July, so a year and two months. She forgives me, she knows the baby got in the way.

I really love how it turned out and I my try another quilt like this, because I really like the layout a lot.

This post was written more then a month ago, but was waiting to publish because the quilt hadn't been received yet, well it was FINALLY mailed today, and that's good enough for me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Christmas Blocks for Bee Happy

The third month of Bee Happy is now complete (the second month was my blocks) and Libby asked for one Christmas tree block and one other Christmasy block, I ended up making 3 total, the wreath is my favorite. The picture quality is terrible as these were snapped on my phone before running out the door to work this morning.

In the second month of Bee Happy people made blocks for me. I got one Christmas tree block (in red or aqua) from everyone and one tree in a color of the rainbow, for a rainbow quilt I am going to make that was inspired by the bottled rainbows quilt along. I'll have a post with pictures of the blocks I received ASAP.