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Tuesday Time to Tackle: I Finished the Quilt!

You might remember that when my son announced he was engaged, I went into a mini-panic trying to decide what I should do for a wedding present.  In my heart-of-hearts, I thought a quilt was the perfect wedding present--useful and practical, yet abounding in tradition and love.  Well, perfect except for the fact that I hadn't ever really made a quilt.  I stewed for a while, then decided to try a pattern that claimed to be quick and simple, thinking that I could get it done in time. 

I finished in July, in plenty of time for the mid-August wedding.  I just didn't post earlier, because I wanted the recipients to see it in person before seeing it on the blog.  I hope the love with which it was made will compensate for my errors of inexperience.

The quilt front uses traditional, feminine fabrics and a geometric pattern.


After my friend Bianca of Quilts, Cats and Automobiles posted her thought that the back of quilts should be as lovely as the fronts, I decided to use a colorful fabric on the back, instead of the plain cream-colored fabric I had originally planned.  I went with a more modern, contemporary fabric.



See that square in the middle?   I purchased the fabric with an embroidered Seattle temple from Latter-day Crafters.


Again with Bianca's urging, I added a tag to the border of that square.


Thanks to Bianca and others for cheering me on, and thanks for my son and new daughter-in-law!


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  1. What a precious gift for the newlyweds: it will be used and cherished.

    It is important to put a label on quilts, and yours is perfect.

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  2. Your quilt turned out just wonderful! It's really pretty and I'm sure the recipients will treasure it for many years to come. You should make more!

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  3. Oh Kristi, it is just beautiful! Bianca gave you some great advice. What a treasure they will have for the rest of their lives.

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  4. The quilt turned out Beautiful!!! Love the personal touch of the embroidered Seatle temle and it's labeled border!! Respect!
    Almost made me blush, you give me too much credit... Just gave you my feelings and opinions, not said you what you should do. But, eventhough, I feel honoured you mensioned me in this post *Ü*
    I am sure your son and new daughter will love it for ever and ever!! Best gift ever is a home made quilt I think.
    Just a few days to go for the big party. Hope you're doing well with the planning and organizing. Sure you do.
    We will be gone from friday on, so - in case I forget - have a lot of fun. It doesn't have to be perfect. When you look back and it was fun, thát will make it perfect.....
    Hug, Bianca

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  5. Very nice. You did a great job! I'm sure they will cherish it.

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  6. This is a wonderful gift for them and I can't believe this is your first quilt! Beautiful.

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