Monday, March 22, 2010

The quilt's out of the bag

My older nephew got married last Saturday in Dallas, where the high on Friday had been 73º. The ceremony was held outside, during which snow flurries began. Fortunately, the reception was held inside and it was a lovely affair.

I made this quilt as a wedding present, and while I'm fairly sure neither he nor his bride even know this blog exists, I didn't want to risk spoiling the surprise by showing a work in progress. I used the same Just a Piece of Cake pattern that I made my sister's 50th birthday quilt from last year, this time using a Moda Basic Grey Blush layer cake. Due to time constraints (aka my own procrastination), I machine quilted it myself. One of these years I am going to learn to do something besides stitch in the ditch!

Machine embroidery on the border...

And a cute Susan Branch label...

The newlyweds are off to Maui for their honeymoon...hope they have a fabulous time!

2 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a great quilt and a great gift. It is really lovely and rich looking. Something to cherish.

Mary said...

I love your quilt Pam. Those fabrics are wonderful. I love the way you hung it on the clothesline to photograph it. The embroidery in the border is a nice touch.

Mary