10.6.13

"Going in Circles" for Karen and Will

Three weeks from today our baby sister is getting married!
We've had the privilege of seeing her grow up from baby to 21 years old.   Suzanne and I have had some influence in her life.  We know that for a fact because she quilts. :-)  She's even made a big king size quilt for their new bed.


 I didn't think I would make them a quilt for their wedding.   They do have several quilts already.  But when I suggested that I not make one, Karen made this really pouty face and told me that she still wanted one from me.  I didn't need too much encouragement after that!


I had so much fun making this quilt.  I had wanted to make Drunkard's Path Blocks for some time and had pinned a bunch of quilts in this style.  I decided on a colour scheme similar to their wedding colours with the addition of gray and yellow.


 I love the quilt and it turned out close to what I had envisioned (sometimes that doesn't happen.)


For the back I used up some pieces of fabric I've had in my stash.  I especially love the keys fabric but I've had it on my shelf for about 4 years and haven't used it yet, so it was time to use it!


I can't wait to visit them in their little basement suite and drink tea and snuggle under this quilt!  (Maybe the snuggling won't happen until winter.)


I do believe they love the quilt too!

I just noticed something about this photo - I see 4 quilted/sewn things in this little piece of my house!  I love it!



That's what I've been working on the last little bit.  It was a labour of love!

Next on my sewing list - sashes for my girl's dresses and a few more table runners for the wedding.

9 comments:

  1. Love, love, LOVE it!! I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that you're getting married in only 3 weeks, Karen!

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  2. Love it...and that last picture is pretty cute of those two too:)

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  3. Love it! The quilted circles off-set from the circles created by the drunkard's path blocks is a really cool effect. Congrats to your sister.

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  4. It's a gorgeous quilt! I love the circles.:)

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  5. Beautiful quilt, front and back! Your sister looks just like you both, Suzanne and Alisa. Congratulations to Karen and Will.

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  6. It's beautiful! I love your version, and you are right, we did use some of the same fabrics. I love your circle quilting too.

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  7. Beautiful quilt and amazing quilting! What a wonderful gift!

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