I Love Love Love this Pattern

I’ve been having fun all week with this pattern. I had some leftover ovals from Kelsey’s wedding quilt and was moving them around, trying to fit them into a lap quilt. Here is the result:

I liked it so much because the center pieces are the pieces that are cut out of the ovals, so there is no waste when you cut out the applique AND you get twice the reward from your efforts. I love that! In fact, I loved how the quilt looked so much, I made 2 more of them, each one a bit different:

I often like to make batches when I fall in love with a pattern, then I’m done and don’t make any more, ever.

If any of my readers would like a free pdf copy of one of these patterns, just mention it in the comment box. Include your email address and which quilt you want to make, I’ll send it to you ๐Ÿ™‚ They are also available to purchase in my shop.

The Wedding Quilt that Wasn’t

Here’s the first try of a wedding quilt for my niece, Kelsey. She wanted black, white, grey and a bit of some other color. Somehow the quilt that I was thinking would be muted in color turned out dramatic. I still don’t know how that happened. Then it was also too small when they moved and got a queen size bed. So now this crazy quilt is in the shop waiting for the person I must have made it for who isn’t Kelsey ๐Ÿ™‚

Kelsey’s Wedding Ring Quilt Finished!

I finally tackled my niece’s wedding quilt and finished it. I’m so happy !! It was a real challenge to design and create. Large quilts intimidate me anyway, and I wanted this one to be special. Thank you quilter Liz for encouraging me to get on with it. It’s great to have a friend and really neat to have one all the way in Australia ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is some of the process behind the quilt. I wanted to make a double wedding quilt which is a traditional pattern. I am not traditional. So I had to bend the pattern to fit me. It had to be the best I could make it but also the most efficient. In other words, I don’t have the time or patience to cut hundreds of little pieces and then sew them back together.

ย So I converted the pattern to an applique design, sewn and quilted on a central panel.
I added a couple of borders.

ย Here is the finished quilt. The pattern is for sale in the shop, the original quilt going to Kelsey, of course. Tomorrow I hope to show you the first wedding quilt I made for her, which turned out not at all as I planned. That one will be for sale in the shop.