I have two sisters with November birthdays. And what a better way to celebrate than with a new quilt?
Back in August I got this fabric. It was originally intended to be a rainbow plus quilt for Daughter when she upgraded to a twin sized bed. But when she saw it all laid out, she had one big criticism ... not enough pink.
So, I scrapped the idea to use this fabric for Daughter and quickly thought of two dear sweet friends (who are practically my sisters) who have birthdays in November.
I split the fabric in half and added a few solids from my stash and presto enough for TWO throw sized quilts.
I was so excited to get started on these. I put all the rows together at home and then spent most of our September Saturday Sewing day finishing the tops. Back at home I decided on a solid light blue for the backs, basted, quilted, binded and done. Over a month before I would actually mail them! I really was so excited to get these finished. And I'm really proud of how they came out. My best quilts yet.
|the front of one|
it's bound with the solid blue that's in the quilt
|the backs. I took the "easy" way out and quilted beside the ditch to make squares. I like the way it turned out.|
|a closeup. this is the first time I've used my walking foot for such a big project and WOW I can definitely tell a difference. no bunching.|
|a closeup of a few of the prints|
|a special hand embroidered message|