Friday, September 3, 2010

A BIG Friday Finish


Here is the back of my BIG finish.



And here is the front. Mystery Quilt from 2009 is finished!

I took it outside for some pictures. The pink and blue fabrics are both vintage fabrics. I love the yellow fabric and the white fabric was a pain. I don't remember where I got it but it caused the most trouble of the bunch.

Close-up of the middle blocks. Flowers were done free-hand and I used multi-coloured thread. I think they turned out alright (not perfect but they still look like flowers).

The other blocks. Again free-hand flowers (no leaves), same multi-coloured thread. They were a little easier.

I added this row of flower blocks at the bottom. This is for a child and I know how they toss, turn and move around at night, so I add an extra row at the bottom of children's quilts just for extra tucking. Also, the main design stays centered on the bed and not under the mattress.

As for which niece this is for... well, she turns 3 in a couple months and is the only member of her family without a quilt from Aunt Rachel. This will be coming your way, little Athena. I'll mail it in a couple weeks so the quilt can keep you warm as soon as the chilly weather starts. I won't make you wait for you birthday as you were suppose to get it for Christmas last year.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Rachel! What a wonderful job you've done on this quilt and I'm sure that every time Athena tucks herself up under it to keep warm, she will think of her Aunt Rachel! :0) Also, well done on your first OPAM project for September!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  2. Athena can't wait to get it in the mail! *best aunt ever*

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