Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Bridal Quilt Takes Shape

I spent all day Tuesday at Frienzie Sherrie's house and together we finished the quilt top that will become my daughter's bridal quilt from the Frienzies. This marked the third Tuesday in a row that various Freinzies have met for this project, and to have completed the top already is quite an accomplishment, if I do say so myself. Now, we did select a very easy pattern, and we did have two machines going most of the time, with another person cutting, and another pressing. Having lots of hands did make the job go fast.

Because it will not be gifted until nearer to the wedding in May, I will just share a couple of tiny, non-revealing pictures, so you can get an idea of the colors and fabrics.

The pattern, from the Kaffe Fassett book Simple Shapes, is called Yellow Potpourri. Because Erin expressly said she would like a blue KF quilt with pops of red and pink, we changed out the colors and everyone is beyond pleased with the result. An additional change we made was to make it wider and more suitable for a bed quilt. The original pattern was quite narrow, but easy enough to change. Do you see the three vertical sections of the quilt center? Well, we made two of the third section. We then arranged the four inner sections in this order: 3, 1, 2, 3.

Do you follow that??

It’s a good thing we got this one finished quickly, as another Frienzie daughter has gotten engaged. Pam’s daughter Carly has accepted a proposal, and I hear we might be doing a red quilt for her. We Frienzies are churning out bride quilts assembly-line-style these days!

Happy Quilting, Friends!

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