As soon as I'd finished piecing the Razorback quilt in July,
I texted my sister,
"When is Lindsey getting married?"
and was a little surprised by the
I had to get moving - fast!!
I knew my niece liked red
(though her favorite color is blue)
but the thing I wasn't positive about was
would she and her new hubby like a quilt??
My sister thought so,
but she couldn't be positive either
but I wanted it to be a surprise,
so told her not to ask ~ I'd just take my chances.
|California Dreamin' fabric- how I love you!|
I decided that their quilt should be Christmasy enough
that if they didn't love it,
they could pack it up,
and only pull it out at Christmas time,
But if they did love it
and would want to use it year round,
it wouldn't be too Christmasy for that option either.
I used 125 fabrics all together
and pieced it over the course of 2+ months.
Quilting went surprisingly quickly,
and - except for sewing through my finger -
and only took about 2 weeks.
I bound it by machine,
and labeled it.
After a quick run through the wash
(gentle cycle, warm water)
I pulled it out of the dryer
(the texture is so delicious)
with 4 days to spare.
It turns out
that they do like quilts,
and Lindsey has been secretly hoping for one
for a few years :-)
Lindsey ~ I love you, sweet girl!
Tyler ~ welcome to the (crazy) family.
We wish you a long and happy marriage.
I hope most of your days together
almost like Christmas.
|big thanks to my silly quilt holders!!|