Friday, October 11, 2013

Finally Finished!

The wedding quilt for Dear Daughter #1 is finally complete.
It only took almost FOUR years!
I just checked....
here's the very first post......
November 2009.
Here I'd been thinking it had been only 2 plus years!

It fits MY bed JUST right!!!
Lots and LOTS of petals were painstakingly
hand appliqued onto squares
following a pencil line as my guide.
Since the instructions for this quilt along
were never completed and I couldn't figure out
some of it....
circles of petals were appliqued onto a VERY large!
EXTRA large!

I quilted this on my machine.
(ms. Juki)
Tension problems made the job more difficult.
After quilting around each petal
I echoed the petals in the border.
I love the way it looks...
just wish my quilting was PERFECT!
Do we all LONG to be perfect quilters???
I'd actually settle for
HALF decent quilting!!!

I pieced together a backing large enough.
Another effort at USING what I already OWN!

After looking high and LOW for a suitable binding,
Asking myself....
What color should I use???
I ended up with MUSLIN!
It really IS the perfect touch.

It's all curled up on the floor....
waiting to be put into a box.
A box that will TRAVEL!!!
Happy to be done. the same time
Kind of SAD.
Sad to see my GOOD friend leaving home.

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