Sewing & Quilting

Piecing things together

I’ve decided to revive this space, I miss recording my little adventures, no matter how insignificant!

I’ve probably spent more time quilting this year than on any of my other crafty pursuits.  I don’t have much to show for it, but I did finish one quilt and one top, so far.

I finished a quilt!

The quilt that I finished has been in the works for about a year and a half, at least that’s when I planned it and got the fabric, but it took me a while to get going on it.  I made it for friends Amanda & Derek for their wedding.  Originally, I wanted to do a basic strip quilt.  I thought it would be large enough for a comfortable throw, but as I worked on it, I realized it was going to be smaller than I wanted, so I decided to add in the vertical pieces.  I am really glad I did as it made the top look way more interesting.
Quilt - full view

Then, I took strips I had cut from the edges and used them to make their initials on the back using the Wordplay Quilts book.  I’ve had the book for a while but hadn’t used it yet.  It was easier than I thought it would be to make the letters and a lot of fun.

Quilt Back

I quilted it with a fuchsia thread and followed the lines on the front.  It’s not perfect, but I think it’s still fun!

This quilt was probably the best received handmade item I’ve ever given to someone.  Amanda and Derek loved it and have plans to do their bedroom to match it.  It makes me so happy to think of it in their house!


5 thoughts on “Piecing things together

  1. That quilt is beautiful! The vertical strips work so perfectly and the colors are awesome. Nice work dude!

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