Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween and a finished Quilt

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

I made my costume this year to wear at the bank and to hand out candy (we don't get many trick-or-treaters).

So I went as Flo from the Progressive commercials!

Complete with Blue Shoes

Made the "pins" myself haha

I bought a Bump it for my hair, and wore one of my dad's white collard shirts!

What do you think?

As for the Quilt, I finished Kim and Andrew's wedding quilt and sent it off a few weeks ago! I sent it with a sappy letter and she told me that when she opened it she started crying! aww. I'm so glad she liked it! Here are a few pictures of it all done!

A close up of the stitching

the embroidery work I did on it :)

Soon to come pictures of the completed quilt for Brooklyn!!

Peace & Love

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kim & Andrew's Wedding Quilt

Hey Everyone! So tomorrow I am heading up north and going to a wedding! My friend Kim from college, is getting married to the sweetest guy Andrew.

I had asked her if she would like me to make her something for her wedding, and I gave her the option of a something to hang on the wall or put on the table.

But then I decided to make them a throw quilt instead. Something they can cuddle under together, and cherish forever! (I hope)

She told me that they like different shades of black and grays. I thought this would make an awesome quilt! I found one I liked in a book, but after I cut out the pieces I decided to change it completely and go a different route. This is the first quilt I ever made with out any actual pattern!

And even when I got the blocks sewn together I changed the design yet again! I sat with my mom on the floor and rearranged the blocks a lot of different ways until we both decided on the one we liked the most.

Another first for me is that this is the fastest quilt i have ever done too. I think its because of the deadline.I figured if I didn't start it this week there is no way it would of been done in a reasonable time frame, they might of got it on their one year anniversary! haha.

So Its put together I'm working on hand quilting it now, and I'm sure I will send it out next week! But for now I put up this post so they could at least see what they are getting! So the gift for their wedding day is the picture!

I really hope they like it!!

Peace & Love J-me