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Blogging Buffet: Q is for Quilt

The theme of my A to Z Challenge posts this year is "Blogging Buffet." In celebration of recently posting my 1000th blog post, I am revisiting posts from the past.  This post originally published onTuesday, August 28, 2012.

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.




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

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  1. A memorable and meaningful gift. Well done!

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  2. Kristi that is just beautiful! I don't quilt but that sure doesn't look easy to me and I love your special block and tag! I bet they love it!

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  3. Hi there, love that embroidered temple. A very nice touch. My mum loves sewing, knitting, embroidering and so forth too. I think it makes gifts more meaningful when it has been personally hand made.

    Thank you for visiting my blog recently, nice to see a fellow-Mormon in the A-Z challenge!

    Open Minded Mormon A-Z

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    1. Oh, I imagine that there are more of us out there--not everyone has Mormon in their blog name, like you do. :-)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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