Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Quilt for Kiki and Pat

I bet you thought I would never show you another sewing project ever again huh? Well, I was working on a big one all summer but had to keep it a secret. I made a quilt for a wedding present for two very good friends, Kiki and Pat. Kiki is one of my (only) readers and I didn't want to spoil the surprise so I kept it all a secret, which was very hard.

Without further adieu, the wedding quilt:

 I used a charm pack and light blue fabric for the sashing using a modified version of THIS pattern.

 I like this part, even if as Charlie said, "the writing varies greatly in size."

My only downfall was that I am terrible at math and made the quilt in a very funny size; essentially it's a square quilt. I suppose it would be good for going at the foot of a bed or using on the couch.

I had wanted to machine quilt this one but I got too scared and chickened out, so it's hand tied with red embroidery floss, which I think is incredibly cute, but I might be biased.  I couldn't resist a few shots of the quilt on a rocking chair.

As always, I used THIS tutorial for the binding. I am almost to the point where I don't have to look at the tutorial anymore, but I still check just to be sure.

My goals of finishing the quilt before the wedding, keeping it a secret, and making Kiki cry when I gave it to her were all successful. Yes!!!

Thanks for reading!

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