Friday, January 14, 2011

A special wedding quilt

I am so excited to have the opportunity to make a quilt! I really like making quilts, probably a little more than making clothes. You can make one pretty fast and it is always exciting to see how it will look when it is done because you never really know what it will look like until it is done. A lot of things I try to do don't turn out as well or as pretty as I envisioned or hoped they would, but quilts always turn out beautifully.
So, of course I went to my friends house to look through her quilt books and to make a long story short, of course she pulled out piles and piles of fabric and we found enough scraps to make a beautiful queen size quilt. Here are two of the finished blocks:

I scanned them in so you can not quite see the full block but you get the idea. We need to make 72 blocks for a queen size so we have our work cut out for us! (well, not quite cut out. That's my homework for tomorrow, no pun intended;)

Of course it's always good to have more than one project going at once lest you get bored. I sewed a couple more Barbie clothes today and I will post about them tomorrow.


  1. Wow, this is going to be beauuuuuuuuutiful!! How big is each block? 72 of them???? That's a lot!! The bride and groom are pretty lucky, I think.

  2. Get to work! Wow. Are you going to hand quilt it? If you are I would love to help.

  3. That is so neat I am excited to see the finished project!

  4. Hey Wendy, that's awesome of you to volunteer to help handquilt it. However I'm just going to piece together the top and then mail it to my Mom to have it machine quilted. I will be hand quilting Rylen's car mat though and I would love some help on that. I'll let you know when I'm doing it.
    And Mom, Each block is 10 inches I think? I'm not quite sure if it really is 72, but it's quite a bit. We have about 5 done now...