Friday, February 10, 2012

Kristi's Wedding Quilt

In the last year and a half I have pieced several tops but this is the first one pieced, quilted and bound - completely finished. Thanks to Alyson who gave me a terrific birthday present.  She took my quilt top and backing to a lady in Vegas that has a long arm quilting machine and Aly paid her to quilt my project.  This is the first quilt I've had professionally quilted - the ones I've made earlier in my life were either tied or quilted by me.  I must say, it is so fulfilling to see one of my quilt tops quilted and finished.  Exciting!  Unfortunately, the picture doesn't do it justice.

Candleman & I were in Vegas the first part of January helping Katie move into her own apartment so we brought the quilt home.  It's taken me just over 3 weeks to sew the binding on and present it to Kristi & Ronnie as a wedding present.  I hope they will enjoy it.

I had a lot of fun making this pattern and, even though I swore I'd never make the same pattern twice, I would like to make another of this one.  It seems silly to make the same pattern twice when there are so many patterns that I want to make but this one was fun and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  Since making this one I've collected many patterns that are variations on Jacob's Ladder.

This pattern is called 'Road to Dixie' and can be found in the Winter 2010/2011 edition of McCall's America Loves Scrap Quilts.   The pattern called for 4 blocks each of 12 assorted medium and dark prints, but I made 3 blocks each of 16 different prints.  I love the red pinwheels - they are made of assorted red prints.  Sure wish the pictures showed how really cute this quilt is.  As is, I'm not sure I would have chosen to make this pattern if I'd only seen my picture.  Not sure what the problem is.

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julie said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I'm sure Kristi and Ronnie will love it. It is something that they will treasure forever.

Framed said...

Wow!! It turned out beautifully.