Saturday, February 18, 2012

First Finish in Ages!!

A lady in my online group, Sue, was in a car accident in December and broke one of her legs BAD - as in "broken in 3 places" bad! So, the group quickly decided we needed to do a "comfort quilt" for her, because that's just how we roll. I truly love this lady, and quickly offered to do the block collecting and design/piece the quilt. I didn't really realize what I was getting myself into - we all piece differently, measure differently, etc.. But the scrappy blocks I received were gorgeous & I LOVE the way it turned out! It's way larger than I expected it to be at just under 80"x80". I guess this is more than a "lap" quilt, huh?

I think this one took the life out of me a few times. I have been so tired that I mis-cut every piece of fabric I took the rotary cutter to before today (I'm writing this on Sunday, January 29th, 2012). I had to go back to the quilt shop, FiddleSticks, TWICE to replace improperly cut fabric. Of course, I could never cut the fabric too BIG - it was always (really - ALWAYS) 1/4" too small! Talk about disheartening...

Speaking of Fiddlesticks - I truly appreciate all of their help & encouragement regarding my design and choosing the fabrics for the background and "frames!"

Since the quilt is a surprise and Sue can't know about the quilt until the annual luncheon in mid-February, I'm going to make it so that this doesn't actually post until that date.

I hope Sue loves the quilt, and that the rest of our group members like it, too! I don't want to be the only one that loves it! LOL



Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

It is stunning! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish for such a wonderful cause!

Hilachas said...

How wonderful of ya'll to make this for your friend. It is gorgeous. What is the name of the pattern. I love the blocks and would love to make them.

Diane said...

I love it Brandy! Great job!!