Thursday, October 27, 2016

A Pretty Green Quilt

So as I mentioned previously, one of my good friends also got married in 2015. Instead of freezing January, they were a bit more sensible and chose October :P. So I decided as their wedding gift I'd make them a quilt. I went to handy Pinterest to find some inspiration and this is what I found. My friends favorite color is green, so I went out and bought up some various green fat quarters to give the quilt a scrappy look. For the background I chose a pretty basic fabric that was white with gray line detailing to give it a bit of texture rather than a solid color. And I started writing up some plans:

I'm not sure that I can make sense of these plans now! It's luck that an amazing quilt came out of this chicken scratch. Also for your viewing pleasure is a chinese order amongst the chaos (I swear that was not all just for me!), and a list of herbs that I randomly decided that I wanted to try to grow....side note, they're all dead. Never leave me alone with a plant....But if you can make any sense of that disorder, and love the quilt please give it a try! It's actually pretty simple, just time consuming. And if you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message. From the chaos, this was born:

I am just so in love with this quilt. I was so excited with how it turned out, and my friend and new husband also seemed to love it! For my previous quilts I used the sewing in the ditch technique for the quilting part, but for this quilt since it was a king size, I didn't even want to attempt it. So I went to a small quilt shop in town to ask for suggestions of people around this area that offer long arm quilting services and this is the card I was given:

They're a mother/daughter duo and the nicest people you could meet. I was so happy with the work they did on this quilt, and so fast too! I wish I had more quilts to take to them, buuuut that's a slow process. Though I'm pretty sure I have a couple friends that have found their Mr. Rights. So I may be making a call to them soon!

That's it for now, have a good Friday everyone!

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