Lindsay’s Wedding

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Today was Lindsay’s wedding.  Lindsay has been part of our family for what seems like forever.  Lindsay is the same age as our son and has been a best friend to our daughter over the years.

I made this quilt as a wedding gift for Eduardo and Lindsay.  The pattern is Random Reflections by Karrie Lyne from Freckled Whimsy and can be found on the Moda Bake Shop site.  The quilt is 60″ x 80″ which is larger than the pattern.  I wanted this to be a quilt that could be used to wrap in on cool winter nights while watching TV.  When I asked our daughter what Lindsay’s favorite colour was, she replied, “You know how I like purple and green?  Well, Lindsay likes green and purple.”  That comment made me chuckle.  Since my favorite colour is also green, there is no shortage of green fabrics in my stash.  And so, this quilt was made from strips of the many green fabrics that line the shelves of my studio.

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This is the backing fabric that I used on this quilt.  It is called, “The Bee’s Knees” by Terrie Mangat for Free Spirit Westminster Fibers.  I wanted something that was a bit modern looking since I was told that the groom prefers the “modern” look.  This fabric had a touch of purple for the bride and the large design made it very modern looking which was perfect for this quilt.

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This is Lindsay and her Dad walking down the aisle.
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Lindsay was Maid of Honour for our daughter two years ago.  And today our daughter was Matron of Honour for Lindsay.

 

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The happy couple with our DD.

 

IMG_0922My husband and I with the happy couple.

 

A Flimsy, A Milestone Birthday, and A New Hiding Spot

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I have been working on this quilt top for a while.  This pattern is called, Random Reflections.  (Refer to my March 1, 2014 post for pattern details.)

I decided that the recipient of this quilt would not want it the length it was in the pattern as that would not provide enough length for wrapping around oneself in the cocoon fashion that my kids like to do with quilts so I added two more rows to the original pattern which made this top finish at 80″ long, rather than 60″ like in the pattern.  Next up will be to get this one quilted as it is needed as a gift for the end of June.

Today was my MIL’s 85th birthday.  Family members took her out for lunch at a local restaurant to celebrate.

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She had some help from the younger crowd to blow out the candles.Harold's Mom's 85th Birthday002_May 5, 2014. And just because it makes me smile….

Joey Under Long Arm Table-OptimizedThis is a picture of Joey’s new hiding spot.  He is not impressed with the flooring renovations that have been happening upstairs.  He used to like to lay on the carpet in the sunshine to soak up the rays.  The carpet has now been replaced by laminate flooring so now he heads downstairs and climbs up on top of the stack of quilts under the long arm to sleep.  I think he thinks he is hiding under there, but the tail sticking out gives him away.  :)

 

Random Reflections – The Start of a New Quilt

This morning, Quilters Newsletter Magazine’s Facebook post stated that, “March is National Quilt Month! It’s the perfect time to start a new project, or maybe finish one of those UFOs (or PIGS – Projects in Grocery Sacks – as Lori would call them).”

So in keeping with National Quilt Month, I did start a new project yesterday.  The pattern is called Random Reflections and is by KarrieLyne from Freckled Whimsy.  The pattern is available on the Moda Bake Shop site and is free for the downloading.  This quilt should finish approximately 60″ x 60″ and will be perfect as a lap quilt.

I picked this pattern because the darker strips resemble books on a shelf.  This quilt is for someone who loves to read and who has included books as decorations in her wedding planned for later this year.

2014_Feb 28_Random Reflections for Lindsay_started Feb 28, 2014-OptimizedAll fabrics in this quilt are from my stash.  So although I promised myself I wasn’t going to start anything new until my stack of flimsies was done, I can rationalize starting this new project because at least I was not out there buying new fabric to add to the stash.  …somewhat of a compromise.  :)