Happy Belated New Year!
I survived the last three Holidays! Thanksgiving (US), Christmas, and New Year’s! I gained Bluetooth headphones and only five pounds. Fortunately I lost nine pounds before all the crazy eating and drinking of all the calorie-rich food and drink. That is a plus for me.
Do you have a bucket list? I do. And I don’t. One of the things on this nonexistent bucket list was to make a quilt. Well, I made two quilts but still need to make three more. One for each of my grandchildren. That lifetime goal was made when I was 35 years old. I’m a lot older than that now but having a bucket list was also nonexistent way back then.
So here are my two quilts. The first quilts I’ve ever made. I learned a lot from this experience…meaning I’ve made mistakes.
I posted photos of this project in 2013 and now I have finally finished them.
Without further ado…
I used the stack and slash or whack technique with eight different fabrics plus a neutral ivory solid and a sprinkling of khaki.
I wanted the quilts to be a little bit longer so I added three rows of leftovers.
The backs involved the first letter of each recipient plus some leftover fabrics to coordinate with the binding.
Close-ups of the backs.
My sewing machine does some lettering/monograming so I made machine stitched labels sewn to the lower right side on the quilt backs. In case you wondered, I am “Nona”.
Straight line quilting, well, as straight as I could do it.
On the beds.
So two down, three to go.