Saturday, August 27, 2011

Late Postings of Finishes

I have been very busy over the last few months - firstly my eldest daughter got married on 2nd July and then my God Daughter on August 13th - both occasions necessitated a quilt (of course).
The quilt for my daughter was on my UFO list as it had stated life as a "maybe when they get engaged" present - but I wasn't ready for that so it became the wedding present. 
Here is the quilt I made for her and her husband. 

The central part of the quilt is made from a pattern published by Paula at PacificPatchwork based on - 1 Corinthians 13:4 - Love is Patient, Love is Kind etc.

The outside blocks feature words to live by - the pattern "Gifts of Grace" supplied by Val Laird and based on Galatians 5:22-23.  (There were 9 patterns supplied but 8 worked for me!!)

Some close ups:

The quilting - not mine - I sub contracted that!

and the label - I designed it in Word and printed it on printable fabric - easy to do but a little difficult to hand sew.

So that is #15 off the list I supplied - Love Is / Gifts of Grace Quilt  -  FINISHED!!

And another one:

I finished a second blue & cream quilt -  in time for my high school friend's "0" birthday in April. 

My bestest sewing mate gave me a beautifully stitched label to add to the back:
I originally bought quite a collection of blues creams and a bit of green to make the first "0" birthday quilt for another friend - and planned on making two together - but I still have enough left over for a third - wonder who that will go to??

Here is a close up of some of the 'starter' fabric - its a border print but it would have been too wide to use as a border on that sized quilt so I cut it into 6" squares and made coordinating 4 patch and 9 patch squares.


So that is #18 on my list - FINISHED!!!!


Maria said...

What a beautiful quilt you have made for your DD and her DH.

I am sure your friend will love her quilt for her "0" birthday

Leeanne said...

Stunning!! Pat on the back for you

Fiona said...

I love how you have combined two love designs into the one quilt... it is beautiful and I do love the floral one too... both fantastic quilts....

cheryl said...

Liz, your quilts are stunning! Lovely work of colours, bet the recepients will love them

Barb said...

I just love love love your quilts, that first one is so wonderful!! Lots of work and love went into it! Congrats on the weddings!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a special treasure for your daughter and son-in-law's wedding gift. and the other for your friend's birthday!

Blessings & Aloha!

Inge said...

I do love your blue quilt!

Chris H said...

Well done on your finishes!
I think the blue quilt is just stunning.

Susan said...

they were rewarding to make!!