Two in the same month! I know that is nothing to you over-achievers out there, but for me this is HUGE! Must have been brought on by the blizzard we've had the past couple of days...or maybe that's what caused the blizzard.
This is the overdue wedding quilt. It is a queen sized quilt - just a simple big-block setting to showcase the main fabric with a Garden Maze sashing. I'm calling it the Fruits of the Spirit quilt (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control) - all qualities I need to work on myself - especially after this project!
It is one that I was in such a hurry to finish last May. I had it all pieced and tied before the deadline, but when I removed it from my frame, it was a bubbled mess. Looked like a biscuit quilt, which was NOT was I was going for. Operator error, I'm sure. I must have stretched one or the other fabric too tight on the frame. So I removed all the knots and missed the wedding deadline. I put it on hold, thinking I would invest in a longarm machine, but that didn't pan out. I sent it to a long-armer in October, who had it back to me by mid-December.
There wasn't enough main fabric for all four borders, so the pillow tuck is raw-edge, machine appliqued. Improvise and adapt, right? I had the main fabric for years - just waiting for the right project. The lighter green in the photographs is the backing. Now all I need to do is get it in the mail. As long as it is in their hands before the first anniversary, it still counts, right?