During this baby quilting extravaganza, I realized that I detest working with minky fabric. You know, the super snuggly baby fabric that feels like soft, warm, fur? Maybe that's why I didn't post any pictures of them. Maybe it was because during every single naptime that I constructed one, I was filled with blinding rage because it is so horrible to work with.
Anyways, I recently re-discovered my love of quilting with plain old cotton when I had a clear direction of what I wanted to make. I'm done with baby quilts for awhile, and I needed a new idea. My husband suggested that I make a quilt for a couple we know that are getting married this February. They are having a destination wedding and requested no gifts. Pfffft. No gifts? Really? Well, they are actually serious, but I just couldn't bear to not give anything. So voila! A handmade gift. They'd be jerks if they didn't accept it. They could have refused to cash a cheque, but a handmade quilt? No. That would have made them horrible people. I gave it to them this past weekend, and they graciously accepted it. Take that, NO GIFTS.
This quilt was amazing and SO EASY. I'm a self-taught, very, very beginner quilter, so I was thrilled with the results. I didn't do any detailed stitching as seen in my inspiration project, but I was thrilled nonetheless.
Please, please check out this blog to see where I got the idea for this beauty. I used her instructions, the tutorial that she linked to, but switched up the fabric and didn't complete the beautiful finishing stitching that she did. I'll give that a whirl when I'm making something for myself. I have so much to learn still....
|Find my project inspiration at:http://emmalinebags.blogspot.ca/2013/07/a-comma-quilt-finish-asymmetrical.html|
I cannot believe I have not seen this post until now. As the recipient of this extremely well-crafted, beautiful quilt, I have to say that receiving this as our wedding gift (even though you went against our wishes) was our favourite gift. it is on display in the living room and I cozy up with it regularly and gets tons of compliments on it. It matches perfectly. Thank you for taking the time to make such a heartfelt gift for us.
And you are correct, we would have been horrible jerks to not accept.
Keep on blogging and blowing us away with your talent!
You are too kind my friend!Delete