Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2013

Yippee!!! It's that time of year again.  Time for spreading all that quilty inspiration across the net.   Hundreds of people share their favorite quilts and quilt stories.  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, put your feet up on the desk and prepare to be inspired.  Just stop over at Amy's for all the quilty goodness there is to share.  Linky starts on 10/25.  If you haven't figured out what you want to enter, it's not too late.  Share your quilt, share your story and link up on 10/25.  Oh and of course lots of great prizes too ;)
So my entry this fall is a very special quilt for two very special people.  It's a wedding quilt for my nephew and his beautiful bride!  I knew I wanted something special for them and I wanted it to be a tad bit more modern than traditional.  These two fit together so perfectly that I knew Labyrinth was the quilt for them.  I love how the squares fit inside each other.  Each having their own different aspects and able to stand alone completely but when seen together, they highlight and strengthen each other.  That's just like the happy couple.

And here is their quilt.  This is the first quilt that I used a ruler on, so I went a little crazy, and hey they've  have been known to do that from time to time as well.  I put a different design on each square but tried to keep some things in common through out, the 1/4 in edge with pebble.  A unifying aspect, appropriate for a wedding quilt huh?

So here you go, hope  you enjoy.

And seriously are they not the cutest couple EVER??? 

Lindsey Daurio

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Swooning over a finish

I did it!!!  I FINALLY finished the gigantic Swoon Quilt.  I had the rows all sewn together just needed to sew the rows together.  And goodness there are only four.  But I really don't like sewing rows together.  Not sure why, but it's my least favorite thing of all.  Now, these are some long rows mind you, 106 inches long.  But it's done now and I'm going to quilt this baby like crazy!  I'm really trying to decide if I need to add another 2 inch border.  I want this on my bed and I know it's going to lose some in the quilting process.  But how much?   I laid it on the bed and I think I have 2 inches to play with on each side.  I know I should but man, that's like adding another 4 rows.  Look how long it took me to get these four rows together.
Prince Charming Swoon
Swoon - King Size
I made some progress on my budding 9 patch as well. I'm really liking how this is turning out.
Budding Nine Patch
I'm hoping everyone has a quilt picked out for the bloggers quilt festival.  I know I do :)  Amy's doing it again this year, see the button on the side bar.  Linky goes up on 10/25, get your quilts ready!!

Linking up with all the usual sources of inspiration
Patchwork Times

Fresh Poppy Design