Thursday, September 13, 2012

D&B Quilt

 I have finished and gifted my D&B quilt. Yay for me!! Okay, so I finished it  a month and a half ago, but I finally get to blog about it. :o) Since that was my one focus with a deadline, as soon as I finished it, I took a break. I haven't even looked at my sewing machine, area or fabric since July 28th. I feel a little guilty, but it goes away pretty quickly. I do get an inspiration bug every Wednesday when I read WIP Wednesday posts over at Freshly Pieced but then the world takes over again and I don't do anything about  it. But enough about that, let's focus on what I actually DID!

My 6'2" husband is back there somewhere.

Quilt label: The first verse of "Crazy Love" which was their first dance song.

The back is Moda 108" wide Dotty. This is a close up of the quilting. Just straight lines following the pattern.

On my King size bed. There is no overhang, but I'm alright with that. It's not for my bed. ;o)

Close up quilting on the front. I believe this is after I washed it. Most of the lines really are relatively straight. I promise.
Thankfully B loved it. She says it went on their bed right after the bridal shower. I didn't get to see it, so I'll believe her. For now. :o) I love this couple and I am very selfishly glad that they have something that could be an heirloom from the start of their marriage. And I made it. :o) No shame, I know. My camera has been acting up so I didn't get the very best pictures of us, but I'm trying to learn to just go with the flow and post pictures even if they do not look super professional.
Ready for the bachelorette party.

Rehearsal dinner night. 
 Did I mention my kids were the Flower Girl and Ring Bear? That's right: Ring Bear. My 4 year old was so excited that he was going to go down the aisle scaring people. "Rowr!!" It took me a little bit to get what he was talking about. Too cute. Check them out at: and

Unfortunate smile when you're waiting too long. And a couple of celebratory drinks in. ;o)

See? I can smile better.

We couldn't stay the whole night at the wedding because we traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico the next day. And of course, my lovely Babycakes was not packed at all. All in all, it was a pretty eventful summer. I managed to get two whole quilts finished, I have 2 in the works and the fabric for a third. I need to get my sewing machine serviced (a first for me!) and then I will get back in the swing of things. Babycakes would like to have our Swoon quilt finished before the end of the year.... isn't that sweet? He's delusional! Well, maybe not completely. We'll see.