My sister, Rene', just celebrated a birthday...a very special birthday...a milestone birthday. But I won't mention any numbers ;-) I made her a wall quilt. It has become somewhat of a tradition that I make her a smallish quilty gift...easier to fit in her suitcase. This picture was taken somewhere between Montana and Washington.
The pattern, Fiesta Wall Quilt, is from the book Quilting Modern, by Jaquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.
The fabrics selected were:
Center block: Couture French Dress by Laura Berringer for Marcus Brothers Fabrics
Inner Border: Kona Teal Blue
Center Border: Kona Azure
Outer Border: Kona Aqua
I enjoy giving quilty gifts to my sister; however, the process of making the gifts is difficult for me. Rene' and I talk almost daily about mainly quilt related topics, and I rely heavily on her input while making quilts. I still need a little hand holding ;-)
With this project, I followed the pattern very carefully, and I used any and all suggestions provided in the book. For arranging the strips, I placed painters tape on my design wall as suggested.
I used their pairing method for sewing the strips together. Since I am directionally challenged, I numbered the columns using the blue painters tape, which helped keep me straight.
I kept the book open during the entire process, knowing how I often mix things up ;-)
I somehow muddled my way through with only a few vague calls/questions to Rene' and a couple of emails to my friend Doris. Once completed, my Frustration and I were beat ;-)
I gave the wall quilt to my sister at our Gruber's retreat.
|My first pieced back :-)|
I am pleased to say that Rene' loved her birthday gift! Whew!!!!!
I am linking up to Sarah's Can I get a Whoop Whoop.
Thanks, as always, for visiting my blog!
~ Michelle ~