Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Creating

We had a wedding to go to over the weekend and about two weeks before the date, while mulling over what we could give the couple as a gift, it suddenly dawned on me that a quilt would be perfect.  I guess in the busy-ness of summer with silaging and preserving keeping me occupied, I hadn't even thought of making one!  So, with two weeks to go, I started assembling fabric and cutting squares.


Ryan and Brittany, for whom I was making the quilt, are committed to recyling, reusing and reducing - in a big way! - so my goal was to use only fabric that I already had on hand.  



And here is the way it looked at 10:30 a.m. the morning of the wedding!  It still had to be washed and dried, and thankfully one of our neighbors offered to do that for me.  


I almost like the back as much as I like the front!  I was 10 squares short of solid fabric so I did some piecing of remnants, which adds lots of interest.  This side was not planned out at all!


You can see the random bits here.


Here it is, on a bed, all washed and dried, ready to be given - with lots of love!  This is only the second quilt I've made and I felt the same way with the first - do I really have to give it away?!    I think it will make a great picnic blanket or cover for guests to sleep under.  I'm so glad this was what we decided to give as our gift.   Now - who else would like a rag quilt?!!

4 comments:

  1. STUNNING!!! I am so impressed - and can't believe you managed to make it in 2 weeks, Crystal. Your quilts are really lovely,and the colours remind me of spring. Why don't you make some for your home too?

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  2. It turned out beautifully!! They're going to love that it was homemade and by someone very special.
    And, yes please to a rag quilt! Samuel would love to have one to snuggle with at night...you know with cars, trucks, tractors or bulldozers on it. ;)

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  3. this turned out SOOOO awesome. i still can't believe you did it with everything else you had going on. what an amazing gift.

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  4. WOW, beautiful! What a gorgeous quilt and an amazing wedding gift! I would love to learn to sew a rag quilt, I think they are so nice! Where would I find the time or someone who could teach me how to sew again!!

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