|Something Old, Something New|
I wanted to make a quilt as a wedding present for my cousin and her husband. I contacted my aunt for ideas and she offered some sentimental material to incorporate into a quilt. I expected a scrap or two. Imagine my surprise when a box arrived with three hand-made kid's dresses and about 1/3 yard of fabric. The dresses had been my cousin's when she a little kid. Another aunt had made the dresses (have I mentioned I have a lot of aunts?). I felt guilty taking the seam ripper to them, although it gave me a good look at the workmanship. These dresses were beautifully made.
So much material! I had enough donated material to complete the pair quilts and still had enough left over to create two additional wall hangings.
|Something Borrowed, Something (Aqua) Blue|
Although both photos look a little washed out, they show the quilting nicely. I did a mix of straight-line quilting with my walking foot and practiced some more free motion quilting. I'm pleased with the results. I struggled a while over borders and binding because of colors and yardage. The Old/New quilt had no aqua and the Borrowed/Blue quilt had none of the dark green. Even though the two quilts had the pink in common, I didn't feel they tied together well. Then another quilter suggested swapping the aqua and green in the borders (thank you so much!). I think the quilts came out great.
It's always hard to part with a finished creation, especially when you put it in the mail and trust it will arrive safe and sound. I hope the newlyweds will enjoy these quilts for years to come.