Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ahhhh.....I'm finally finished with the twin quilts for my husbands co-worker.

My pictures for this post were taken by the Big Man as I was busy folding laundry and running around trying to get ready for work.

Fresh Tradition

I was going to use a white fabric to match his sister's quilt, but as per the advice from Stephanie at Eat Run Quilt, I kept with the original tone of blue as suggested in the pattern offset with feedsack fabrics in browns and creams.

This is on my queen size bed so it's a bit bigger than the other quilt. The pattern was very easy to put together and took me about 4 weeks to complete. I hand stitched the binding to the back while watching the Oscars. The back fabric is white with blue and pearlescent dots to mirror the fabric used in his sister's quilt.

Below is the original quilt titled "Fresh Tradition" designed by Darlene Zimmerman and was featured in the Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork & Quilting magazine Issue 84 from February 2007.

I'm glad to have these quilts finished since I'm in a quilt swap with 5 other ladies. More on that after this Saturday. Other than that, I have been keeping busy with work, jogging and home stuff.