I almost forgot I promised to post about my only 2015 quilt finish today!
So here it is, affectionately nicknamed "the beast", got a little carried away and it measures 98 by about 120. Somehow got it in my head that I had to use ALL the rows of strips I had sewn.
It was made for a couple who is very special to me and worth every. single. minute. It was a joy to make this as a gift to celebrate their marriage last weekend. I know they treasure it dearly.
I started this quilt back in January with the sorting and pressing of my scraps, then probably spent a month or so cutting strips. After that I sewed and sewed and sewed to assemble the rows. Was SOO happy when that part was done and I could start assembling the rows. It was challenging to get it squared up for the quilter but somehow I managed to do a pretty fair job. You can see the method I used and where the pattern is from in this post.I used up ALL my blue scraps and made small dent in the green and neutral.
I think I am crazy but I am already contemplating another one in another colour way, but I will stick to a lap size this time me thinks!
My lovely friend Carole did her usual bang up job quilting it, even with my backing miscalculation!
I inset some extra rows to make the backing long enough, just did not assure it was wide enough!
While we were in Vancouver to celebrate the wedding, we attended a birthday BBQ for my sister-in-law, on Canada Day. This guy was kind enough to come into Kits Beach and show off for us!
We had a lovely Sunday brunch with our daughters across from Stanley Park the day after the wedding.
Have a great weekend every one!
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