I have been feasting on my leftover Chicken Corn Chowder and Sourdough Bread so no new recipes for today. I've decided to post a few pictures of the recent quilts I made as wedding gifts. I am new to quilting and learning heaps as I go. It's nice to work on when it's cold and snowy outside, like today. (Seriously it's October and the plows out. ) I'm currently working on a new one for my bedroom, so I will post pictures once I get further along.
This quilt I made for my good friends Sara and Matt. Sara and I have known each other since grade school and remained friends after she moved to Virginia. Fortunately she married Matt who has family in New Hampshire, so we get the chance to see each other just about every year now.
I started the quilt back in January when I was pregnant with Rosalie. Even though the wedding wasn't till August, I had a feeling that I wouldn't get much accomplished with a newborn. Besides it was nice to work on when it was cold and snowy and there wasn't a whole lot of skiing I could do. The three blocks I appliqued are a bush clover, peony, and iris. The patterns were an inspiration from a Japanese quilting book I borrowed. They were individual pieces that I brought together and repeated as the center block. I had to keep bringing the quilt out with me so I could figure out which fabrics would the borders and pull the whole thing together. Plus purple and green were her wedding colors and I wanted to incorporate them as much as possible.
This quilt I made in September for Ben and Jen's wedding. I wanted the quilt to be cozy and though I loved the Cathedral Window Quilt pattern (here is the link for the pattern: http://hyena-in-petticoats.blogspot.com/2007/08/cathedral-window-quilt-tutorial.html)it wasn't a blanket you would want to curl up with. So I decided to make it into the border and use fleece on the back. I also machined appliqued Ginkgo leaves since they symbolize love, peace, hope and longevity.