Sunday, July 5, 2009

melinda's quilt

Sunday, July 5, 2009
in 2005 my friend melinda got married...
i was an ambitious new quilter and decided i would make her a quilt as a gift...
i started with a pillow and had it done in time for the shower...


i started the quilt on 4/24/05 and finished it on 7/3/09
i had made less than 10 quilts at the time and had no idea what i was getting myself into...
i paper pieced the center on photocopy paper... changed the star points to not have Y seams but it was still much bigger of a project than i could handle at the time...


i'd work on it here and there... it was hard to accept that my skills had changed and work on it sometimes... despite going from 12 blocks to 9... and the center turning into a medallion... its made with love... a lot of love...

and soon melinda will have it... and the pillow won't be alone any longer...

i also found a new place to photograph my quilts... my parent's back yard!

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thanks for all the e-mails and comments on the bake shop!! i've got lots of more projects planned for you guys!!

9 comments:

Karin said...

I am glad you finally got this done. It must be nice to finally have this off your back. It looks beautiful. I am sure Melinda will think it was worth the wait.

roseylittlethings said...

it is lovely, such a wonderful gift!

angela said...

Very pretty! And I love your new photo shoot spot!

Annette said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I love blue and white.

Janice said...

Beautiful! Aren't you glad you stuck with it? Thanks for commenting on my blog, the Sultry kit was 1/2 off at Fabric.com, but I had to order another jelly roll because I didn't keep a good blend going, and ended up with all one fabric by the end! Oh well, I'll just have to make it bigger.

Michelle said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I love the shades of blue. How do you get the quilt to stay on the fence?

Allison said...

Its beautiful, well worth the wait at least its done, eventually is better than never! its gorgous! Thanks for stopping by! -Allison

erica said...

These are great projects!

rachel griffith said...

look at you and your mad photo skills.
:)