Wednesday, October 13, 2010
As I mentioned our friends Matt and Candra got married last weekend. I knew I wanted to make them something as a gift but I didn't know what. I saw the beautiful McKinley quilt pattern on obsessive crafting disorder and I thought it was perfect! I modified the pattern to be bigger and instead of using charm packs, I just cut out my own 5x5 squares. I absolutely love the fabric!
Here's the full quilt, thanks to KC for holding it up for me in the backyard.
A couple of close-ups of the squares and the backing, made with a twin sized brown cotton sheet from Target:
I hand embroidered their names on the front:
Used my Stampin' Up Big Shot to makes some 'flowers' to add some appeal:
I made a cute bride and groom card to go with it:
This was definitely a time consuming project. I loved how it turned out. I had hoped to make it bigger. I just knew that with the late start, I wouldn't have been able to make it bigger and finish on time. I spent an entire weekend sitting at the kitchen table, just quilting. Matt and Candra loved it, I'm glad that I did it! Thanks for your advice that you would have loved to receive something like this. It definitely gave me the motivation to get going on it.