Bach in March I designed this color palette to use for a wedding quilt for my cousin's son. His bride picked these colors of iris flowers and it's as if she was channeling my Grandmother. Grandma Dove would have loved these colors. The Misty Morning gradient came out of this project.
I wanted something simple to make so that it would be a reasonably quick project. It's all half square triangles cut with the Go! cutter. I sent the cut pieces and remaining fabric to Mom for piecing.
When Mom came up to go to the beach with us she brought this with her. I think it turned out beautiful.
I gave Mom lots of fabric so that she could do the borders any way she wanted and I like what she came up with. Now it's my turn to quilt it. Sometime in the next 2 weeks I'll dye a backing and get it quilted. This one will be quilted simply and quickly. I expect and want) it to be used as a blanket and not treated as an heirloom.
Yesterday Lucy asked how my family liked the beach towels. They loved them! I hung them all on this rail (except for 2 that were set aside for the brother that couldn't make it). As each person picked their towel I dropped it down to them. It was a lot of fun.
The other thing I gifted last week was Ashley's Rainbow Quit. She loved it too! Here Chris is helping her open it up to see the whole thing. Everything about last week was wonderful. We even enjoyed the rainy day.
One thing I will not do again is to bring a 3000 piece puzzle to work on! At Christmas Amazon had puzzles on sale half price and I thought myself very clever to buy this one. We did finish it the night before we left but it to hours and hours!
I did not bring it home with me.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.