Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Bridesmaids Quilts - November Finishes

I have probably told the tale before . . . .

Quite a while back I found a free pattern with stitcheries of the words from 1 Corinthians 3:4-8 - the one that goes "Love is patient, Love is Kind...." and some flowers.
I knew my eldest daughter (DD1) would love it one day when the time was right . . . so I started it.
Then I saw a pattern from Val Laird and knew it would go well with the other bits.  (They became the corner blocks)

When she got engaged I thought I'd make it as a wedding quilt.

A few years later her Maid of Honour got married and when asked what she would like for a present she said "Oh a quilt like yours!" I made #2

One of the DD1's bridesmaids was already married when DD1 got married, but the other 2 are now I have made versions 3, 4 and 5.
I don't think I will need to make this one for DD2...and that is probably a good thing!!!

I did these all in tandem - knowing that if I completed one the next one/two would be that much harder.  I must admit I am pleased they are finished.

Here is a slightly better / closer photo of the pink one

One thing that I didn't think to do on the original quilt was to combine the names like this:

These quilts will be handed over some time over the Christmas / New year period when DD1 is back home.


Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous and so very special.........

Michelle Ridgway said...

They are so lovely...such a gorgeous gift!

Fiona said...

oh those are just lovely, what a lot of work ... very special.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely quilts.You have been busy.