Backstory:I have this wonderful sweet friend who I worked with for three years at the university. She is honestly one of the sweetest, down-to-earth people you will ever meet. She taught me so much about kindness and faith.
In May 2013 she finished her bachelor's degree in psychology. Did I mention she was incredibly smart?
So, of course, I decided I would make her a throw quilt using some of the precuts that I had randomly purchased on Amazon. In fact this one here.
|Image from Amazon.com.|
Timeline:So in late May I decided to make this quilt.
Piecing the top? No problem! Just used the strips to their full advantage and treated it similar to a Jelly Race Quilt with nice large borders.
Piecing the back? No problem! Simple colors with some interest thrown in with a paper pieced cross.
Quilting it? BIG problem!
First I couldn't decide how to quilt it. Wanted to do straight lines in the ditch. Didn't like the way it looked so I ripped it out.
Then I decided to hand quilt using a ripple around the cross. So I did that and I sewed from August to Christmas! And then put it up with the craziness of the holiday! Bad decision. :(
I finally pulled it back out in April and found that a hole had been ripped in the backing! Thankfully it was in an area I hadn't quilted, so while a pain, I could actually fix it. So all of my stash came out, found matching colors, and made some new blocks and threw them in!
I technically finished this quilt about two weeks ago. However, I haven't had time to actually get it in the mail to her! So the plan is to do that this afternoon!
EDIT 6/11/2014 7:50AM: I am the worst friend in the history of the world! This quilt is STILL in my canvas bag in my sewing room! I swear I will get this blanket to her by the end of the week! Maybe I should call the hubby right now to do it for me!
EDIT 6/13/2014 9:00 PM: It has finally made it to my friend!! My hubby went out of town and was able to meet up with her! She loves it!
The Finish:Here is the finished product in all its glory!!!
Now if I can just finish that baby blanket I start last week!
Wow! This is so pretty! Love, love, love the backing. That was a happy accident?!!! Your quilting is incredible and really makes this piece shine. Well done, Ashley!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I love the backing too. Plus my friend loves it too.Delete